The closing section of The Handmaid’s Tale gives important insight into the true context of the story, ultimately answering some details about Offred’s life. Although this is an important closure section of the book, I also feel like it causes the reader to feel slightly more curious in a way about other happenings in the rest of the book, in that it gives more information about the context of the story such as Offred and her life as well as the Republic of Gilead. Through important details in this section, the reader finds out key information, which adds to the overall background information and origin of the story. This information is important because since the story is from the narration of Offred, she may have not known key elements about her society and other aspects of life in the Republic of Gilead that were outside her perspective. It’s interesting to consider how the story was passed on as well. Offred recorded her version of the story on tapes which we find out in Professor Pieixoto’s keynote address were safely hidden in a safe house used in the Underground Femaleroad. The reader never finds out what happens to Offred, as Professor Piexoto addresses by saying “as for the ultimate fate of our narrator, it remains obscure” (Atwood 284). By looking at this quote as insight into the novel, it shows how although there is closure in the realization that Offred is gone, it also brings up more questions about obscure situations underlying in the story.