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Escapism

THT: offred thinks about memories which are blurred between reality and fiction
F: victor escapes through dreaming

2

Education

THT: offreds education took her no where
F: creatures eduction form literature doesn’t help his isolation victors education causes his downfall

3

Radicalism

THT:offred has a radical upbringing with her mother being an active feminist- leads to the Gilead society
F:Shelley criticised radicalism- industrial rev, French rev, radical figures who couldn’t see fault in themselves

4

Uncanny

THT: gymnasium, commanders house
F:on his return to Geneva he is not the same anymore

5

Abuse of the female body

THT:Moira beaten in red centre
F:female body destroyed

6

Body as clinical not emotional

THT:healthy white Cotten underwear
F:victor digs up bodies to use for creation

7

Loneliness

THT:I want to be with someone
F:creature also wants this

Neither can due to biological determination
Both have names stripped

8

Outcasts

THT: idea of the unbaby
F:creature

9

Shelly and Atwood

THT: Atwood writes in Gilead 1/4 babies are viable
F: only 1/4 of Shelley’s babies survive

10

Dehumanisation

THT: have to create an it
F:victor wouldn’t call it murder if he killed the creature

11

A made thing

THT: what I must present is a made thing not something born
F: creature is a made thing

12

Original titles

THT:going to call it offred character name but chose handmaids tale
F:Shelley chose character name instead of social issue: modern Prometheus

13

Paranoid

THT: offred paranoid about being watched
F: victor paranoid about location of creature

14

Dreaming

Both offred and Frankenstein dream of people from past

15

Psychological investment

THT:janine thinks it’s her fault about her baby being a “shredder”
F: invested in his creation

16

Fulfilment through love

THT:offred stops actively being part of resistance when she falls in love with Nick
F:creature undergoes peridot to find a mate

17

Creature and offred

Offred is an adult in a child’s body

Creature is a child in an adults body

18

Doppelgänger

THT: handmaids are created to be doppelgängers
F: Walton and victor victor and clerval Elizabeth and Justine

19

Editing

THT: the tapes are put back together by a man
F: victor edits Walton’s letters
Percey Shelley edits Mary’s book