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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers
What was Ofglen’s role in Mayday?

While Ofglen never explicitly states her role in Mayday, she clearly is a member of the resistance organization. She knows about the group, possesses its password, can find out information from other members, and recognizes the man at the Particicution as one of Mayday’s agents. She tries unsuccessfully to recruit Offred into the organization and asks her to look through the Commander’s desk and papers. Ofglen may even have killed herself to prevent sharing information with the Eyes if she was tortured upon capture.