- The last day of class is on the the 19th of December. This is also the due date of our reflection papers
- Essay extension, deadline due on early afternoon Friday.
The differences between The Handmaid’s Book, Movie and Hulu series.
- Somewhat close to the book
- Contains large amount of violence and religion.
- The visuals/cinematography themselves are able to bring more emotion and feeling to a scene.
- Intro place emphasis on your typical nuclear family which is a bit of a generic big money Hollywood trope. This sort of emphasis isn’t seen in the book.
- The series is influenced by modern day ideologies. mixed race families for example like Offred’s is a good example
- Luke is straight up killed in the first scene. He’s dead, and i mean like, dead dead. So now any sort of dillema Offred had in the book when it came to Luke potentially being alive is squashed.
- Offred runs after Luke when he is shot dead but for some reason leaves her child to wonder off
- Woman are overtly being treated as livestock. Subtlety seemed to be lost in the move (or at the very least, from what we’ve seen so far of the movie)
- The whole atmosphere of the woman who were going to be trained from bus to training facility seemed like a stifling prison
- Scenes of importance:
- Offred and Moria’s first meeting in the training facility (The Gym)
- Supermarket Scene when Offred is picking oranges
- The ceremony
- Hospital scene where a baby is kidnapped (27:00)
- When Offred meets the commander for the first time
- The women weren’t allowed to talk to each other in the gymnasium but they found ways to circumvent that rule without being caught.
- The first word of the book says “we” The we is supposed to be offred and the woman of Gillead.