This post is part of a series on the blog where I share some of the nuggets of wisdom and inspiration — related to writing and/or life — that I find steeped in the pages of novels that I’ve read.
It’s been many years since I’ve read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I remember the movie vaguely. I’ve been listening to the audiobook narrated by the fabulous Claire Danes. She does an excellent job portraying Offred.
There was a quote about betrayal that resonated because of my current novel project — since betrayal is one of the major themes. But during my Tuesday morning commute, I heard one that spoke more to me personally and I wanted to share it with you.
The quote has a different context — fighting against the Republic of Gilead — but I believe it can also be transferred to any kind of resistance you may be fighting in your life.
From Offred, the narrator of the novel The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: