Am I the only one that sees an awfully uncanny resemblance in the speech used in the historical notes to the way we talk about tragedies such as The Holocaust?!!?!!? Like WHY DOES HE RANDOMLY ASSUME OFFRED HIDES OUT IN AN ATTIC BEFORE SHE GETS CAUGHT?? WHO ELSE HID IN AN ATTIC? ANNE FRANK!! JASDASJDAJKSDALSD
Mayday, it's a word used to signal an emergency. For Offred, it's a sign of safety, security, and freedom. Also, I'm still empty inside (as I was with 1984). Like, my brain is trying to process everything at once. And then the Historical Notes just fucks up everything I was thinking prior. Like, HELLO? EMPTY SPACE OF TIME? REFLECTION? It's as if tragedy is a symbol of growth (we can "learn" from it, we become "better people"). Bullshit. Dave's right, it's like talking about the Holocaust. And in a way, this novel mirrors it so similarly. ALSO, this book was written in 1985. A year later after "1984" took place. Think about that. It's like the world is in danger of becoming a dystopia ALL the time. Scratch that. The world IS a dystopia all the time.
Also, WARSAW WAR TACTIC.