Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime. Written by
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In the book, the story takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, predominantly in Harvard Square, on the Harvard campus, and in the general area. Harvard Square is a terribly busy place, however, and it would have been almost impossible to clear the Square for the scenes in question. In addition, Harvard University has a "no filming" policy that prohibits any filming from taking place on their campus. North Carolina substituted. See more
When Aunt Lydia introduces herself to the prospective Handmaids, a slow-moving freight train is rolling through the background. This train disappears when she snaps her fingers. See more
What they get you for?
We tried to cross the border. You?
Gender Treachery. I like girls.
My God! They could've sent you to the colonies for that.
They don't send you to the colonies if your ovaries are still jumping.
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