Offred: Main character of the story. Doesn't know what happened to her husband or daughter. Loses the memory of what her husband looks like over time. Has another name that we don't know. Is called Offred because she is "Of Fred", her new owner. Her original name may have been June
“The sea fisheries were defunct several years ago; the few fish they have now are from fish farms, and taste muddy. The news says the coastal areas are being "rested". Sole, I remember, and haddock, swordfish, scallops, tuna; lobsters, stuffed and baked, salmon, pink and fat, grilled in steaks. Could they all be extinct, like the whales? I've heard that rumor, passed on to me in souldless words, the lips hardly moving, as we stood in line outside, waiting for the store to open, lured by the picture of succulent white fillets in the window. They put the picture in the window when they have something, take it away when they don't. Sign language.”
“He has something we don't have,he has the word. How we squandered it,once.”
“I didn't want to live my life on her terms.I didn't want to be the model offsrping,the incarnation of ideas.We used to fight about that.I am not your justification for existence,I said to her once.I want her back,I want everything back,the way it was.But there is no point to it,this wanting.”
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