The Republic Of Gilead
A Handmaid's Tale Eli Y.M
Commander- most faithful entitled to establish a patriarchal household with a Wife, a Handmaid if necessary, Marthas (female servants) and Guardians. They have a duty to procreate, but many may be infertile, as a possible result of exposure to a biological agent in pre-Gilead times. They wear black to signify superiority. They are allowed cars.
Guardian- guards inside the Gilead
Angels- Soldiers that are on the front may be allowed to have wives
The Eyes-secret police they attempt to find people who are unfaithful
Iran(1979 onward) vs Gilead
Gilead mirrors Iran following the 1979 Revolution(Iran became a theocratic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.)
Both restrict:newspapers and magazines
Both were theocratic (government by a deity or by a priesthood) and used violence to ensure proper behaviour
Iran: Hejab, or Islamic dress and head cover, was forcibly imposed.
Gilead: It was mandatory for all women to wear their respective uniform/dresses