Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: What This Phrase Means In Margaret Atwood’s Novel The Handmaid’s Tale

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum…Don’t Let the bastards get you down” (Handmaid’s Tale 186-187). This Latin phrase is cherished by main character Offred throughout Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Before discovering the meaning of the phrase, Offred becomes fond of the carving on the floor of it in her bedroom closet because it is one of … Read more