It 's lack of love we die from. Firstly, Offred sees Serena Joy on her way back to the house from her shopping trip with Ofglen Traditionally dystopias hold characteristics such as propaganda used to control and manipulate citizens, whilst banning other independent thoughts and freedoms.
These women, called the Handmaids, are forced to cover themselves and exist for the sole purpose of providing children.
She and her fellow handmaids are fertile women that the leaders of Gilead, the Commanders, enslave to ensure their power and the population of the Republic The king was the closest thing to God on earth Atwood introduces Offred as a handmaid in the republic of Gilead.
The most effective tool for communication is the use of language.