The Question and Answer section for The Handmaid’s Tale is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Unfortunately my copy is electronic. You can find it in Ch. 9 though.
The Fourth of July, a day of Independence, has been abolished. Labor Day has come to represent women in birthing labor.
Offred wishes to have an argument with Luke simply to relive the things she misses, things that were once considered mundane and boring. Small arguments once passed by unnoticed.... they are remembered with appreciation.