Offred is the primary character form The Handmaid’s Tale. She is a lady in her 30s who is being compelled to function as a Handmaid, because of the simple fact that her womb is healthy to bear babies. It is revealed at the end of the book that this lady gets recorded her story over some tapes. Offred’s final destiny is left equivocal. This lady is the former partner of Luke and the mother of a little girl, she then commences a relationship with a Guardian, Nick, who she creates romantic emotions for after being separate with her family.Inside the book, her former name is never mentioned. Thanks to a “clue” in the novel given by Atwood, it’s okay for readers to call Offred, June as her real name if they like to. This Handmaid recounts her story, and demonstrates to us her past through flashbacks, and digressions.
She is a women of intelligent, insightful, perceptive, keen and kind. She owns enough blames and mistakes to form her human again, however, not like a large amount that she turns into an unsympathetic character. Offred has a dark sense of humor, as the novel once stated: “a graveyard wit that makes her descriptions of the bleak hopeless of the Gilead”, the ‘government’ in the book. Like almost all of the Handmaids in Gilead, she is a common lady who is being appointed to an uncommon circumstance.Offred isn’t really a legend. In spite of the fact that she withstands Gilead inwardly, once her endeavor at escape does not work out, she submits externally. This lady is not really a women’s activist champion.
Her pre-Gilead relationship started to fade out once she became a mistress, meeting her commander, the officer who she had been appointed to serve, in secret hotels for illegal sex. In spite of the fact that her companions, Ofglen, who is a part of the resistance group, ask her to join, she’s still never daring enough to participate. Indeed, after she commences the affair with Nick, she appears to dismiss the though of escape totally and abruptly feels that life in Gilead is actually acceptable. On the off chance that she does at last escape, it is a result of Nick, not because of anything she has done by herself.
Offred is generally a passive character, good-hearted yet self-satisfied and compromise. Like her companions, she underestimated the opportunities of the opportunities and freedoms of women’s liberation won and pays the cost. Maybe that’s the effects of the brainwash systems they’re being forced to imply on by the government.