Welcome to Gilead: Casting and Character Analysis for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Enter to Win The Handmaid’s Tale and an eNotes Subscription As you may have heard, Hulu will soon be premiering its new series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s famous novel of the same name, on April 28. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future in which the United States (now called the Republic of…

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Original Artwork and Annotations for Shakespeare’s Best Sonnets by Owl Eyes

This post originally appeared on Medium, by OwlEyes.org. We don’t need to tell you that Shakespeare’s sonnets are incredible (or that they can be puzzling beyond all reason). Though they may be difficult to decipher, they are well worth the hours you’ll spend close reading and contemplating the meaning of “is.” Since we are literature nerds…

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7 Texts That Will Make You the Family Intellectual This Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays: that season of cheer, giving, and proving to your relatives that you do, in fact, have your life together. One of the joys of the season is proving yourself smarter than the rest of your family, but how can you cement your position as the family intellectual? Simple: read some of the…

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