In chapter
7, Offred is once again recollecting back to the life she had before being a
Handmaid. She recalls her and Moira talking together in their college dorm and
speaks of how she misses the gossip. She also recalls being very young and
traveling to the park with her mom where they witnessed the disposal of
multiple porno magazines. There is a big gap in Offred’s memories and she is
unsure why this is, but she suspects that it is due to something the authorities
have given her. She continues to recall things about her past, including some
vivid memories of Luke. Also, she recollects waking up in an unknown place
while she demanded to know where he daughter is. She remembers the authorities
telling her that her daughter was not well behaved so she was placed with those
alike. The authorities then show an image of her daughter in a dress with an unpleasant
face as she held the hand of an unknown woman. As Offred is recollecting all
these past instances she pretends that she is telling the stores to someone
listening because she is forbidden of discussing them in general and or writing
any of it down