The Handmaid's Tale: 10 Memes That Wrap Up the Series
The Handmaid's Tale is a heavy series, but memes are still created around it, and they're often far more thought-provoking than funny.
The Handmaid's Tale is a blockbuster drama that charts what happens when a totalitarian regime takes over. It plays out similarly in Margaret Atwood's book of the same name, though season 4's latest storyline is nothing like the original.
This is not the type of show that was originally conceived as meme fodder. However, this is exactly what happened to fans who took key scenes, moments or backgrounds and turned them into powerful statements via meme format. These may not be the type of memes that generate laughs, but they are thought-provoking and beautifully sum up what the show is all about.
10/10 Tuello Then And Now
When Tuello made his debut in The Handmaid's Tale, it was clear that June was very frustrated with him, especially since he seemed to be making slow progress in overthrowing Gilead. Once she escapes, she's eager to stop the regime and, most importantly, save her daughter. But she needs his help.
It wasn't until the proclamation of New Bethlehem (New Bethlehem), another territory of Gilead, that Tuello realized that he could no longer work in a slow and stealthy manner. he has to move Soon, because Gilead is not only on him, but also in Canada. The race to overtake Gilead is a constant theme on the show, with the other side often losing out to the ever-evolving powerful forces of society.
9/10 Aren’t You Angry?
For most of the series, Joan seems to be the only handmaid, or even a woman, in Gilead willing to fight back. Others seem to just silently accept the new way of life, the fact that this is their life now.
However, June was not interested. Like the princess in this meme, she desperately wants to wake up others and let them know that they can and should fight back. However, it seems like most of the comments fell on deaf ears until she found out that there were others secretly plotting to escape. Some of them went on to become some of the best double agents in The Handmaid's Tale.
8/10 Laws Of Gilead
It is a sad fact, but in Gilead, women were not allowed to read. There is no need for them to educate themselves if their job is to be a maid and a martha. this meme is pretty serious Heartbreaking story and expressed through Arthur cartoon.
When the young child is looking at a sign that might say do not enter or close, she is not phased, because if she represents the women of Gilead, she cannot read it anyway. Even if she could read, she was still prohibited from doing so. Oppressing women in this way is a huge part of The Handmaid's Tale story.
7/10 Rescuing My Daughter
June often cheats on death on the show, in many of Gilead's most harrowing moments on The Handmaid's Tale. Her every move is not only to escape, but also to reunite with her daughter. She fails often, and each time she is threatened in new ways. But she never let up.
This meme of a smiling kid with angel wings looks more relaxed and happier than June. However, this is exactly her attitude. There's nothing stopping her from trying again until she gets her daughter back.
6/10 Fred Is Dead
The biggest turning point in The Handmaid's Tale is Fred's brutal death at the hands of June and the other escaped maids of Gilead. Although fans do not Indulging in this vicious murder, it's hard not to feel a tinge of happiness that Fred is finally gone, and treated in the horrific way he ended up treating so many women.
Footage of the woman wolfing down a gourmet burger and looking comically at the camera shows how fans felt as Fred died.
5/10 My Queen Elisabeth
Elisabeth Moss plays June on the show, who is queen to the rest of Gilead. She risked her life time and time again to stand up for what was right. She helps others escape while staying behind for her daughter. She also orchestrated an entire scheme to get hundreds of maids, Martha, and children to flee to safety in Canada.
While Queen Elizabeth is indeed the Queen of England, to fans of The Handmaid's Tale, Moss is Queen Elizabeth, who made an impact on these characters and continued to fight until the end of the series.
4/10 First Time?
During her time at Gilead, Joan experienced various types of torture. In one scene, all the maids have nooses around their necks because Aunt Lydia threatens to hang them, one of the cruelest things Aunt Lydia has ever done In The Handmaid's Tale. She later stopped the process, revealing she was just giving them a warning.
So, when Luke is with June, he finally experiences what she's been going through all along. He couldn't handle it well, and this was Joan's routine. She's been through far worse than being in a cage, and knows not to rock the boat if she wants to survive.
3/10 Art Imitating Lifelt;blockquote class="twitter-tweet">Read our recap of The Handmaid's Tale before this shit becomes real life & it stops being funny.https://t.co/e3vQLoHznQ pic.twitter.com/bpCEsTOQD8— Betches (@betchesluvthis) May 26, 2017
Interestingly, many of the stories in The Handmaid's Tale reflect real-life events. In this meme, the image of the maids sitting together and chatting looks like they are discussing the issue of Roe vs. Wade being overthrown.
The title says it all, a political statement about overturning the law and how many people feel about it. In Gilead, women had no control over their bodies, and they were used as vessels for the birth of children by rich and poor women.
2/10 Sorry, Serena
Throughout most of the series, Serena is the obvious villain who exploits and abuses June. In The Handmaid's Tale, there are many instances where Serena is the worst person on earth. she treats joan like a second class citizen It was nothing more than a vessel for her to bear her children. Interestingly, a major twist occurs when Serena finds herself pregnant, living with the Wheelers, and slowly being treated like a maid.
It was a sweet moment for fans who reveled in her discomfort, the same discomfort she put June through. Many fans probably looked like the guy in this meme, with a smug smirk on his face.
1/10 Spot The Differences
Another meme making fun of how Serena's things are going well and how she's going through some karma. The first image shows Serena bowing to the unborn child in June's womb. According to Serena, the baby was hers, even though she (nor Fred) had anything to do with the concept, and the pregnancy was entirely against Joan's wishes.
In the fourth season of The Handmaid's Tale, Mrs. Wheeler kneels and kisses Serena's belly in the same manner, showing an uncanny affection for a baby that isn't even hers. Mrs. Wheeler's intentions were clear at a glance, and the look of Pam on The Office's face was the perfect smug look every fan felt in that moment.