What are the three most important settings in Margret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale?

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Some of the most important settings in the novel are rooms in the Commander's house: Offred's bedroom, the sitting room in which the family meets prior to the Ceremony, and the bedroom in which the Ceremony takes place.

Offred's description of the room in which she sleeps ("not [her] room, [she] refuse[s] to say [her ]") acquaints us with some aspects of this unfamiliar reality and her standing in the community. She says, "They've removed anything you could tie a rope to." We can piece together the idea that this life she's living is considered to be too awful to many women, and so they've chosen suicide rather than this limited and objectified existence. It has "A bed. Single, mattress medium-hard, covered with a flocked white spread." From this description, we learn that Offred is alone most of the time (a single bed), that her comfort is not really of concern to community and household leaders (a medium-hard mattress), and that she is not granted the opportunity for personal expression...

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