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Is Knives Out Marta related to Handmaid's Tale Martha?

In Knives Out, the main character is Marta, who is a domestic servant for a high class family. Is it a cross reference to The Handmaid's Tale's Martha ? Marthas are a social class of women in the ...
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Why doesn't Mexico take Gilead refugees?

In The Handmaid's Tale it seems that Canada accepts refugees from Gilead, but there is no mention of Mexico doing so. Doesn't Mexico border Gilead? If so, why doesn't it help?
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June's behavior with the Waterfords

Spoilers for the first 2 seasons of The Handmaid's Tale. There are several instances in the show when I cannot explain June's behavior. But the one that seems most inexplicable is the one at the very ...
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What happens in the house in episode 10 season 2?

At the end of S02E10 (The last ceremony), Guardians arrive at the house. Nick tells Offred to hide. Then Nick goes outside and tries to tell some lies to the guardians to explain his presence. A ...
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Why did this happen to Eden in the episode “Postpartum” (season two)?

In the episode "Postpartum" (S02E12), Eden is killed for having an affair with Isaac. But in a society where fertile women are so rare and therefore treasured would they kill a fertile young girl. ...
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Why is it so much worse for Offred this time?

The question title is deliberately vague because I don't want to spoil anything. Every ceremony in The Handmaid's Tale is a rape scene, but the one suffered by Offred in S02E10, The Last Ceremony, is ...
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What was the crime of the second condemned man in the second episode?

Near the start of the second episode of The Handmaid's Tale, the bodies of two men are shown hanging by the "wall". As was astablished in the first episode, the drawing on the hoods that cover their ...