“Note: This story contains spoilers from the first three episodes of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
“In episode three of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” quietly fierce protagonist Offred (Elisabeth Moss) delivers a chilling monologue that in just a few lines encapsulates why this dystopian story has found new life more than 30 years after the book on which it’s based was released.
“”Now I’m awake to the world,” she says, as she moves bonnet-clad down a haunting street, surrounded by armed officers. “I was asleep before. That’s how we let it happen.”
“She walks silently next to a fellow handmaid, also wearing their standard-issue red robe. In her head, her thoughts continue to swirl.”
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