The Handmaid’s Tale is back for the fourth series.
The latest series starts on Sunday June 20 at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.
But as we prepare for the much-anticipated new series, let’s take a look back at the jargon.
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This dystopian fantasy series comes with its own unique sayings and very specific meanings behind it.
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Here’s our round-up of the meanings behind some of The Handmaid’s Tale’s most common sayings:
What does blessed be the fruit mean?
In each series the servants keep saying “Blessed be the fruit”.
This is a phrase used to wish the servants fertility.
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The maids are women brought to Gilead to care for families who are unable to conceive naturally.
However, the phrase is also used as a general greeting and can simply be used to say “hello”.
Like almost all of her proverbs, it is steeped in biblical ties and references.
What does Under His Eye mean?
Under His Eye is another Biblical reference and is used as both a greeting and a farewell.
Ultimately, it means remembering that God is watching everyone at all times.
What about May the Lord open?
May the Lord open is a common answer to the phrase “blessed be the fruit”.
Again as a symbol of fertility, it means that they pray that God will bless them and their community with fertility.
What is worship in The Handmaid’s Tale?
“Praise be” is said when one is happy or grateful.
It is often used when a maid becomes pregnant or gives birth to a child.
It can even be used in fine weather.
Where do you want Gilead to be?
The story of the maid takes place in Gilead. It’s supposed to be set in New England, America.
It is a totalitarian state that overthrew the government of the United States of America.
What’s an unwoman in The Handmaid’s Tale?
An unwoman in The Handmaid’s Tale is a woman who cannot bear children.
What are the colonies?
After all, the colonies are said to be in the Midwest and Southwest of America.
There, criminals, traitors and “women” are sent to forced labor for the rest of their lives.
The areas are toxic and most die within years or less of being sent there.
Is the maid’s story real?
The maid’s story is not real. The popular television series is based on the famous dystopian novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.
Originally released in 1985, it had sold over eight million copies by 2021.
What did Margaret Atwood say about the show?
Margaret Atwood has said that she is a fan of the television series The Handmaid’s Tale.
she said The Rolling Stones on her own role and influence on the Hulu series: “I’m called a consultant – that is, I have no real power. I can read the scripts and express my opinions and speak to Bruce Miller, the showrunner. “
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