Dune

Dune

Lady Jessica is Duke Leto’s concubine, Paul’s mother, and a member of the mysterious Bene Gesserit order—a powerful, all-female organization whose secret mission is to progress a genetic breeding program that will bring about their messiah. Bene Gesserit members are also accomplished in their heightened mental and physical capabilities. Jessica takes great pride in her son, Paul, helping him to develop his naturally advanced cognitive abilities by secretly training him in the Bene Gesserit way. This is no small act, as Bene Gesserit are forbidden to teach their practices to those outside the organization and especially to men. However, Jessica is a rebellious Bene Gesserit sister, as she also broke her superior’s direct orders by choosing to bear the Duke a son rather than a daughter. However, overall she is committed to the sisterhood’s collective goals to manipulate galactic events for increased power while also trying to genetically create the godlike Kwisatz Haderach. Jessica therefore accepts the painful reality that there is nothing she can do to prevent her beloved Duke’s death when House Atreides moves to the planet Arrakis. Jessica is renowned as a great beauty and part way through Dune’s events discovers the truth of her parentage, previously hidden by Bene Gesserit command—she is the daughter of Baron Harkonnen, a corrupt and abominate individual who is the Duke’s mortal enemy. Jessica’s extraordinary life and sacrifices, including her rise to become the Fremen Reverend Mother of legend, are overshadowed by her son’s legacy as the Bene Gesserit’s Kwisatz Haderach and Fremen’s Lisan al-Gaib.

Lady Jessica Quotes in Dune

The Dune quotes below are all either spoken by Lady Jessica or refer to Lady Jessica. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Book 1, Part 1 Quotes

“A duke’s son must know about poisons,” she said. “It’s the way of our times, eh? Musky, to be poisoned in your drink. Aumas, to be poisoned in your food. The quick ones and the slow ones and the ones in between. Here’s a new one for you: the gom jabbar. It kills only animals.”

Related Symbols: Gom Jabbar
Page Number: 11
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I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Related Symbols: Gom Jabbar
Page Number: 12
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Book 1, Part 3 Quotes

The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows—a wall against the wind. That is the willow's purpose.

Related Symbols: Gom Jabbar
Page Number: 42
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Book 1, Part 9 Quotes

Muad’Dib learned rapidly because his first training was in how to learn. And the first lesson of all was the basic trust that he could learn. It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Muad’Dib knew that every experience carries its lesson.

Page Number: 106
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Book 1, Part 13 Quotes

I must rule with eye and claw—as the the hawk among lesser birds.

Page Number: 165
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Book 1, Part 22 Quotes

People are the true strength of a Great House, Paul thought. And he remembered Hawat’s words: “Parting with people is a sadness; a place is only a place.”

Related Symbols: Spice
Page Number: 308
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Book 2, Part 2 Quotes

And Paul, walking behind Chani, felt that a vital moment had passed him, that he had missed an essential decision and was now caught up in his own myth. He knew he had seen this place before, experienced it in a fragment of prescient dream on faraway Caladan, but details of the place were being filled in now that he had not seen. He felt a new sense of wonder at the limits of his gift. It was as though rode within the wave of time, sometimes in its trough, sometimes on a crest—and all around him the other waves lifted and fell, revealing and then hiding what they bore on their surface.

And through it all, the wild jihad still loomed ahead of him, the violence and the slaughter.

Page Number: 518
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Book 2, Part 4 Quotes

Let him sweat a little, the Baron thought. One must always keep the tools of statecraft sharp and ready. Power and fear—sharp and ready.

Page Number: 372
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Book 2, Part 11 Quotes

My mother obeyed her Sister Superiors where the Lady Jessica disobeyed. Which of them was the stronger? History has already answered.

Page Number: 480
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When your opponent fears you, then’s the moment when you give the fear its own rein, give it the time to work on him. Let it become terror. The terrified man fights himself. Eventually, he attacks in desperation. That is the most dangerous moment, but the terrified man can be trusted usually to make a fatal mistake. You are being trained here to detect these mistakes and use them.”

Page Number: 493
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Book 2, Part 12 Quotes

Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.

Related Characters: Lady Jessica (speaker), Paul Atreides / Muad’Dib, Chani Kynes
Related Symbols: Water
Page Number: 504
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Book 3, Part 3 Quotes

“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong—faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thought of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.”

Related Characters: Lady Jessica (speaker), Paul Atreides / Muad’Dib
Page Number: 620
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Book 3, Part 11 Quotes

"Do you know so little of my son?" Jessica whispered. "See that princess standing there, so haughty and confident. They say she has pretensions of a literary nature. Let us hope she finds solace in such things; she'll have little else." A bitter laugh escaped Jessica. "Think on it, Chani: that princess will have the name, yet she'll live as less than a concubine — never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she's bound. While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine — history will call us wives.”

Page Number: 794
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Lady Jessica Character Timeline in Dune

The timeline below shows where the character Lady Jessica appears in Dune. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Part 1
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...Caladan for planet Arrakis. Duke Leto, head of House Atreides, has a concubine named Lady Jessica and a 15-year-old son named Paul. One night, an elderly woman (later revealed as the... (full context)
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...any Imperial census. Paul makes note of his own anxiety and uses one of Lady Jessica’s teachings—a Bene Gesserit mind-body technique—to calm himself. (full context)
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Lady Jessica enters Paul’s bedroom, and he notices that she is similarly tense. She informs Paul that... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica meet the Reverend Mother Mohiam in Jessica’s morning room. Paul is angered by the Reverend... (full context)
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...kill her when she threatens his life with the dangerous test. However, after learning that Jessica supports the crone’s decision to subject him to the gom jabbar, he bends to her... (full context)
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Jessica returns to the room, greatly relieved that Paul has passed the test. He learns that... (full context)
Book 1, Part 2
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...laughs off this apprehension, and Piter reminds his master that he has been promised Lady Jessica in return for his help in planning the Atreides demise. The Baron begins insulting both... (full context)
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...and Piter plan to cause Duke Leto and his Mentat Thufir Hawat to suspect Lady Jessica as the traitor in the Duke’s household. The Baron also has the support of the... (full context)
Book 1, Part 3
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...the same day of Paul Atreides’s gom jabbar test. The Reverend Mother Mohiam challenges Lady Jessica about her decision to bear Duke Leto a son instead of following the Bene Gesserit... (full context)
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The Reverend Mother Mohiam warns Jessica that the Atreides family are in danger due to the Emperor Shaddam IV and Landsraad’s... (full context)
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...and is furious the Bene Gesserit will not help his father. The Reverend Mother instructs Jessica to continue to teach Paul Bene Gesserit training, including the way of the Voice. She... (full context)
Book 1, Part 4
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...knowledgeable (and later traitorous) Dr. Wellington Yueh. Muad’Dib also benefitted greatly from his mother Lady Jessica’s Bene Gesserit teachings, and Duke Leto’s fatherly qualities. (full context)
Book 1, Part 5
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...man dies, assuaging the doctor’s guilt somewhat. He asks Paul to refrain from telling Lady Jessica about Yueh’s gift, knowing that Paul’s mother would question Yueh’s motives. (full context)
Book 1, Part 7
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...Arrakeen implant-legend of the coming of a Reverend Mother and a messianic figure benefitted Lady Jessica and Paul Atreides immensely during their integration into Fremen culture. This process was helped by... (full context)
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...Arrakis and take up residence at the city of Arrakeen’s palace. While unpacking possessions, Lady Jessica considers her feelings of apprehensiveness and homesickness due to the move. Duke Leto appears and... (full context)
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While considering Lady Jessica’s great beauty, Duke Leto also ponders her mysterious heritage, as the Bene Gesserit order has... (full context)
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Leto assures Jessica that he has security under control on Arrakis. He has employed a number of Fremen... (full context)
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Duke Leto leaves and Shadout Mapes approaches Jessica to introduce herself. Jessica quickly realizes that Mapes has been sent to test the concubine.... (full context)
Book 1, Part 8
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Searching for Paul, Lady Jessica finds Yueh in one of her son’s rooms with Paul asleep next door. Jessica and... (full context)
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Throughout their conversation, Yueh feels great regret at the knowledge he will betray Jessica, Duke Leto, and Paul. He loves the Atreides family, but Baron Harkonnen has forced him... (full context)
Book 1, Part 9
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Paul Atreides pretends to be asleep while his mother, Jessica, talks with Dr. Yueh in the next room. When she leaves, Paul gets up, but... (full context)
Book 1, Part 10
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The epigraph from Princess Irulan’s text “Muad’Dib: Family Commentaries” meditatively considers how Lady Jessica kept to her Bene Gesserit program during her trials on Arrakis. (full context)
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After leaving her conversation with Dr. Yueh, Lady Jessica discovers a secret conservatory in the palace. It is a lush space filled with greenery... (full context)
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Paul rushes into the conservatory clutching the hunter-seeker and informs Jessica of the attack as well as Shadout Mapes’s warning about a traitor. She instructs him... (full context)
Book 1, Part 13
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...“Lisan al-Gaib, the Voice from the Outer World.” The Fremen are also fascinated by Lady Jessica’s power and status as a Bene Gesserit sister. (full context)
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Hawat has intercepted a message that suggests Lady Jessica is colluding with Baron Harkonnen. The Mentat is unaware that this is a Harkonnen ploy... (full context)
Book 1, Part 14
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...that he knows this is a Harkonnen deception aimed at turning the Duke against Lady Jessica, but Leto is going to play along to lure House Harkonnen into a false sense... (full context)
Book 1, Part 16
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Meanwhile, in the Great Hall Lady Jessica is entertaining guests who have arrived for the dinner. Paul, Dr. Kynes, and Duncan Idaho... (full context)
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...continue “flaunting” the conservatory’s thriving plant life in spite of limited water resource available. Lady Jessica steps in with a diplomatic answer that House Atreides is holding the conservatory in trust... (full context)
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Dr. Kynes is surprised that Jessica shares his dream for a more Eden-like Arrakis. He asks her “Do you bring the... (full context)
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As the group moves to the dining hall, Leto questions Jessica on her decision to invite a smuggler named Esmar Tuek to the event. She notes... (full context)
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...all follow his suit by tipping out their flagon of clean water on the floor. Jessica thinks he may come off to guests as being drunk, but notes that he is... (full context)
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As the group begins eating, Jessica overhears a conversation between Kynes and a Guild representative related to the earlier events of... (full context)
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Lady Jessica once more turns to Dr. Kynes to pick up the conversation about the possibility of... (full context)
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...man insults Paul’s youth. Tuek finds this enormously amusing, but the banker does not, and Jessica and Paul ready themselves for possible violence. Kynes signals Tuek to step in, and the... (full context)
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Jessica receives a message from Duke Leto informing her that the matter that called him away... (full context)
Book 1, Part 17
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That night, Lady Jessica wakes in the early morning to a disturbance in the palace. Duncan Idaho is intoxicated... (full context)
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Jessica and Hawat talk in her rooms, where Jessica tries to persuade him that she is... (full context)
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Jessica changes tack and asks Hawat why he has never trusted her to use her full... (full context)
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Despite her intentions to regain his trust, Jessica’s depth of powers cause Hawat to be even more suspicious of her motives—she could be... (full context)
Book 1, Part 18
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...on his recent meeting with Thufir Hawat, where the Mentat related his conversation with Lady Jessica to the Duke. After blaming the drunken Duncan Idaho for starting the unfortunate chain of... (full context)
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Leto hurries to waken Jessica and make amends, but walking down a hallway hears a strange mewling noise. Tracking it,... (full context)
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...Leto that if the Duke will kill Baron Harkonnen, Yueh will ensure that Paul and Jessica escape the Harkonnen attack—he will make them appear dead and then hide them with enemies... (full context)
Book 1, Part 19
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After being drugged in her bedroom, Jessica awakes in darkness and can feel that she is bound and gagged on a floor.... (full context)
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Lady Jessica is confronted by Baron Harkonnen and his Mentat Piter de Vries, with two guards posted... (full context)
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...awake, trying to calm his despair and work out an escape plan for him and Jessica. The pair are then flown into the desert by two Harkonnen guards. At Yueh’s suggestion,... (full context)
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Paul, who is not gagged like Jessica, is able to use his limited power of the Bene Gesserit Voice to persuade the... (full context)
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Raiding the ornithopter that brought them to the desert, Paul and Jessica discover a bundle hidden by Yueh that contains stillsuits, food, and Leto’s ducal ring. Suddenly... (full context)
Book 1, Part 21
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...Duke Leto before Baron Harkonnen. Leto, now conscious, gains some hope when he hears that Jessica and Paul are alive and have escaped their captors in the desert. The Baron demands... (full context)
Book 1, Part 22
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Fleeing from the pursuing ornithopter, Paul and Jessica are caught quickly. They turn to face the ship, prepared to face Harkonnen troops, and... (full context)
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Idaho, Paul and Jessica take flight in the ornithopter, and Idaho conceals Paul and Jessica in a ring of... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica are able to read the final message that the Dr. Yueh left for them alongside... (full context)
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...finds he is able to process information more quickly than even his Bene Gesserit mother Jessica, becoming surprised by her slow and even poor understanding of their situation. Paul is “unable... (full context)
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Jessica hopes that Idaho can connect with Kynes, who might provide sanctuary to the two Atreides.... (full context)
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...There are unknown depths to Fremen culture that the young Atreides wants to explore. Meanwhile, Jessica thinks of her lost Duke Leto and his unborn daughter that she carries. Paul and... (full context)
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Jessica learns from Paul that Duke Leto never suspected her of betraying him; this was merely... (full context)
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...powers, pushing his mind into a new state of awareness. He relates future events to Jessica, claiming that she will give birth to a daughter. His gift of foresight is strong,... (full context)
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Paul also reveals the terrible truth that he and Jessica are Harkonnens—the Baron Harkonnen is Jessica’s father, his identity purposefully withheld from her by the... (full context)
Book 2, Part 1
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Paul and Jessica are in the stilltent, hidden in the desert by Duncan Idaho. Paul is still furious... (full context)
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...been captured he will have by now given in to torture, Paul decides he and Jessica must leave their hiding spot. It is night outside when they dig themselves out of... (full context)
Book 2, Part 2
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...at least fifty years of the Arrakeen spice income. Hawat is still fixated on Lady Jessica as the traitor who sold out House Atreides and is bent on taking revenge. (full context)
Book 2, Part 3
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The ornithopters that rise over Paul and Jessica in the desert are flown by Duncan Idaho, who has brought Dr. Kynes and several... (full context)
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...a moment if he has made the right choice in choosing to help Paul and Jessica and therefore endangering himself and the Fremen. He is comforted in his decision, though, when... (full context)
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Liet-Kynes leads Paul and Jessica to private chambers in the cavern, where Paul and Kynes negotiate. They each forcefully try... (full context)
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Liet-Kynes and Jessica are wary about this course of action, seeing flaws as well as advantages in Paul’s... (full context)
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...is killed protecting Paul during the fight with the Sardaukar soldiers, but Liet-Kynes, Paul and Jessica escape through a secret exit. Kynes splits from his companions, directing them to continue down... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica follow Liet-Kynes’s instructions to escape the Imperial Base, but are pursued in the air. Jessica... (full context)
Book 2, Part 4
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...frigate on Arrakis. Iakin Nefud, Harkonnen guard captain, reports to the Baron that Paul and Jessica escaped a Sardaukar troop by flying an ornithopter into a sandstorm. With winds above 800... (full context)
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...Leto’s Mentat Thufir Hawat has been captured, and that the Atreides Mentat still believes that Jessica was the traitor who enabled a Harkonnen victory. Baron Harkonnen knows that Hawat is a... (full context)
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...Contrary to his claims made to Nefud, the Baron is quite certain that Paul and Jessica must have died in the sandstorm. He is thrilled to have exterminated all of the... (full context)
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...he must find the correct wind vortex to ride the ornithopter out of danger. Risking Jessica’s life alongside his own, he drives the ship into a vortex as his mother screams... (full context)
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Paul sets the damaged ship down clumsily on a piece of sand, and he and Jessica race for the safety of nearby rocks, knowing that a sandworm will be attracted to... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica know that they must travel by night and rest in the heat of the day.... (full context)
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To cross the open desert safely, Paul and Jessica agree that they will set off a spring-loaded clapping device called a thumper in the... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica climb down from the cliff to spend the approaching daylight hours resting in shade near... (full context)
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With Jessica’s optimism boosting his spirit, Paul comes up with a creative plan to recover the pack.... (full context)
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...landscapes for any sign of life. Seeing scrawny saguaro trees in the distance, he tells Jessica that he thinks there must be Fremen nearby. To him, this “has the feeling of... (full context)
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Jessica wonders if there are Fremen nearby, and if they will be friendly on approach. Although... (full context)
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Paul and Jessica hear a hissing sound. It grows in volume until they see a huge sandworm pass... (full context)
Book 2, Part 6
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Gurney Halleck and Staban Tuek discuss many topics. Halleck is inclined to believe that Lady Jessica is the House Atreides traitor, because the weapons master trusts Thufir Hawat’s Mentat logic. However,... (full context)
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In late afternoon on the desert, Paul stands beside the pitched tent in which Jessica sleeps. He is considering whether his plan to cross the open desert is a good... (full context)
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...Paul sets the thumper in the deepest part of the rock. Under starlight, he and Jessica begin to walk with an erratic pattern across the open sand, trying to mimic the... (full context)
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...safety, Paul accidentally steps on drum sand and it booms out loudly across the desert. Jessica screams at her son to run for the rock zone, and the two sprint to... (full context)
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...purpose—perhaps something to do with the “maker hooks” in the Fremen packs that he and Jessica escaped with from the Imperial base. (full context)
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Paul and Jessica find a way up a rock cliff using long and thin poles that have been... (full context)
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Suddenly, though, Paul and Jessica are surrounded by a group of Fremen. Paul’s body tenses in preparation to withdraw, but... (full context)
Book 2, Part 9
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Paul and Jessica are still surrounded by hostile Fremen on the top of a rocky outcrop. Mother and... (full context)
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...Idaho during one of Duke Leto’s staff meetings in Arrakeen. Stilgar acknowledges that Paul and Jessica made a brave crossing by traversing the open sands with the threat of sandworms. A... (full context)
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...also knows that Paul may be Lisan al-Gaib, the Fremen’s prophesized messiah. However, Stilgar believes Jessica’s death and reclaimed water is worth more to his Fremen community than she is alive.... (full context)
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Jessica reads the dangerous situation and pretends to slump to the ground. As Stilgar approaches her... (full context)
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The Fremen soldiers send projectiles at Paul and approach Jessica warily. Stilgar yells at them to stop, recognizing that his life is in the hands... (full context)
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Stilgar offers Jessica and Paul a safe place in his community if Jessica will teach them the “weirding... (full context)
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Lady Jessica knows that not all of Stilgar’s men are convinced they should offer her and Paul... (full context)
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Paul disarms Jamis who has tried to overpower him despite Stilgar’s clear orders. Jessica gives the all clear and Paul emerges from his hiding place, coming face to face... (full context)
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...he does not compromise the safety of the group as they travel to the sietch. Jessica, who is exhausted, focuses on keeping up with the troops and also considers the military... (full context)
Book 2, Part 10
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After traveling with Stilgar and his Fremen throughout the night, Paul and Jessica reach the Cave of Rocks at dawn. The follow a narrow channel, moving urgently due... (full context)
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Jessica can see another cave entrance nearby and notices the beauty of the rising sun on... (full context)
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Jessica comments on the Fremen’s discipline. Stilgar tells her that this is for the survival of... (full context)
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...daylight hours because they are trying to gather enough spice to give to the Guild. Jessica wants to know why they are paying spice to the organization that controls interstellar travel.... (full context)
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Jessica is shocked to see movement in the distance that looks like Fremen riding on the... (full context)
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Stilgar implies to Jessica that he is interested to know whether she would consider becoming his wife. He knows... (full context)
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Jessica’s respect for Stilgar grows due to his considered foresight and reflection. She considers his offer... (full context)
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...that there is another alternative to avoid a need to challenge one another for leadership: Jessica could become the tribe’s Reverend Mother. Their current Reverend Mother is elderly. As Stilgar explains... (full context)
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Stilgar offers his friendship and trust to Jessica once more. She asks whether she might be the Reverend Mother of the Fremen legend... (full context)
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With Stilgar and his tribe watching her, Jessica suddenly feels that this is the time for her to prove she is the prophesized... (full context)
Book 2, Part 11
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...House Corrino dynasty. The Princess draws a distinction between her Bene Gesserit mother and Lady Jessica, with the former obeying her superiors’ orders to produce daughters while Jessica rebelled. (full context)
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Near nightfall, Jessica awakens in the cave. She notes that her deep sleep shows her new sense of... (full context)
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Stilgar appears and Jessica notes the Fremen leader’s tension. She becomes abruptly aware that this tension is spread throughout... (full context)
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Jamis is also angry that the Paul and Jessica carry a wealth of water to the Fremen, but that it is undervalued by Paul... (full context)
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...Some of the tribe hurry to bear his body away to reclaim its water, while Jessica approaches her son. Paul has killed another human for the first time, and she wants... (full context)
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The rest of the Fremen look at Paul with varying emotions—admiration, fear, even loathing. Jessica and Paul realize that the Fremen do not understand Paul’s shield training and believe he... (full context)
Book 2, Part 12
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As evening falls, Jessica feels uncomfortable in the stillsuit that envelops her body and runs across her face. She... (full context)
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Stilgar calls forward friends of Jamis, while Chani leads Jessica to sit opposite the men. Anyone who has a claim of friendship with Jamis steps... (full context)
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...up tearfully. The Fremen are astonished at the depth of respect that Paul pays to Jamis—Jessica realizes even more now the value of water to Fremen, as tears are a sacred... (full context)
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...They pass by a windtrap, an invention that precipitates moisture and which is novel to Jessica and Paul. They hear a Fremen remark that the windtrap is has a good catch... (full context)
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...water is poured into the pool with extremely precise measurements matching the Fremen’s earlier calculations. Jessica is impressed by their accuracy. Stilgar tells her that this place is so sacred that... (full context)
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...of the future. Even if Paul dies, the fate will resolve itself through his mother Jessica or his unborn sister. He realizes that the only way to stop the violent wave... (full context)
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Chani asks Paul to sing a song and play the baliset. Jessica reminds herself that she needs to warn Paul about the dangers of becoming involved with... (full context)
Book 2, Part 13
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...remarking on more of the convenient accidents that occurred in the Harkonnen attack on Arrakis—Lady Jessica and Paul Atreides are presumed dead after being lost to a desert sandstorm. (full context)
Book 2, Part 14
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...wave of smells—unwashed bodies, reclaimed wastes, and the pungent smell of spice pervading it all. Jessica can tell from the smells alone that the Fremen community uses spice as an ingredient... (full context)
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Paul wonders where Chani is. He also thinks about his pregnant mother, Jessica, and how she will adapt to Fremen culture. Hearing rustling fabrics, he turns to find... (full context)
Book 2, Part 15
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Jessica finds herself in a huge cavern where she estimates there are more than five thousand... (full context)
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...the desert for Fremen cells. However, the sietch may have a new Reverend Mother if Jessica can successfully “pass within” to become a powerful religious leader. (full context)
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The ceremony is one of great ritual. Chani offers Jessica a drink from one of two sacks of liquid, stating that she passes Jessica the... (full context)
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Jessica has successfully neutralized the Water of Life and must now prove it to the Fremen.... (full context)
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Jessica becomes aware that her conscious being is merging with that of the Fremen’s previous Reverend... (full context)
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Jessica realizes that the creatures that Fremen call “makers” are the sandworms of Arrakis, and that... (full context)
Book 3, Part 3
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...Leto II in honor of Paul’s father, Duke Leto. Paul also dreams of his mother, Jessica, who has become increasingly concerned about his power over the Fremen and warns Paul that... (full context)
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...talks like adult. This advanced awareness results from the Water of Life transformation process that Jessica undertook when Alia was in the womb; like her mother, Alia can also access ancestral... (full context)
Book 3, Part 4
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In the safety of the sietch warrens, Jessica is dwelling on Paul’s test to ride a sandworm. It is evening, and she has... (full context)
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Alia enters Jessica’s room with Harah, a female member of Paul’s household. Jessica can see that Harah is... (full context)
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Harah tells Jessica that she will not remain in Paul’s household much longer—she has held out this long... (full context)
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One of Stilgar’s wives, Tharthar, arrives to speak with Jessica. Tharthar is concerned that when Paul successfully passes the test to ride a sandworm, he... (full context)
Book 3, Part 7
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...Paul and accompanying him to meet with his Fremen, is shocked to learn that Lady Jessica is alive and living within the sietch. Halleck still believes that Jessica was the traitor... (full context)
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It is only quick thinking and a vulnerable speech from Paul about Jessica’s honor and love for Duke Leto that finally convinces Halleck she is not at fault.... (full context)
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...moment, shocked to the core and heavily shamed that he has believed a lie about Jessica for so many years. He feels that he has failed Paul and Duke Leto as... (full context)
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Jessica is suddenly weary, and Paul is distracted by the many decisions he needs to make... (full context)
Book 3, Part 8
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...Paul’s dangerous decision, Chani has been called north by Paul, only to learn that is Jessica has called for her because Paul is in an ongoing unconscious state. Jessica does not... (full context)
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Upon viewing Paul’s seemingly lifeless body, Chani feels a sudden strong connection to Jessica. She clasps the Reverend Mother’s hand, reflecting on the parallels between Chani viewing Paul while... (full context)
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...attempted—becoming the first male to pass the Reverend Mother Water of Life test. She tells Jessica to fetch her the poisonous holy liquid, smearing some of it on Paul’s lips. Jessica... (full context)
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Jessica is appalled to learn that Paul drank the Water of Life. He states that he... (full context)
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Jessica’s experience in joining awareness with her son is not as gentle as it was when... (full context)
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Paul shortly releases Jessica, who is completely drained of energy and requires Chani’s help to sit down. She feels... (full context)
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Jessica wants to know what the forces are waiting for when they could attack Arrakis at... (full context)
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Paul informs Jessica and Chani of his chilling plan to create a Water of Life weapon that will... (full context)
Book 3, Part 9
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...Leto. The Sardaukar have also captured Alia; there is no word in the message about Jessica and Chani. (full context)
Book 3, Part 10
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...of age, astonishes the room by announcing articulately that she is Duke Leto and Lady Jessica’s daughter and sister of Duke Paul-Muad’Dib. She is completely unafraid in countenance and approaches Baron... (full context)
Book 3, Part 11
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Paul asks Halleck to bring Jessica and Chani to him, knowing that Chani will by now have learned of their son... (full context)
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Stilgar informs Paul that while Chani has taken time alone in her grief, Lady Jessica has asked to meet her son in the conservatory. The Fremen have also found Count... (full context)
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Jessica finds her son and is shocked by the change that she senses in Paul. He... (full context)
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Jessica snaps at Paul, warning him not to make the same mistake as his father, Duke... (full context)
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Halleck notes that the Guild have also been in contact making demands. Jessica is shocked by Paul’s casual dismissal of the Guild, but he knows his control over... (full context)
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...before—yet he instantly recognizes the man’s dangerous presence whose face carries “a marker of fear.” Jessica tells Paul that the man is Count Hasimir Fenring, a genetic-eunuch and killer who lived... (full context)
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...old and frail, but Paul is very glad to see him. Hawat apologizes to Lady Jessica; he has learned from Gurney Halleck that his furious blame toward her for betraying Duke... (full context)
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...acknowledges that there is now no doubt that Paul is “the One,” and she forgives Jessica for her rebellion in carrying a son and her mistake in creating the all-seeing Alia.... (full context)
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...Paul knows his maternal grandfather’s heritage that the Bene Gesserit kept hidden all of Lady Jessica and Paul’s lives. She is terrified at the outcome of two Bene Gesserit “end products”... (full context)
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...as well as holdings for Gurney Halleck and all other surviving members of House Atreides. Jessica considers that she may like to live on Caladan again one day, and Paul claims... (full context)
Appendix III
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...“report on Bene Gesserit motives and purpose.” The narrator introduces it by noting that Lady Jessica commissioned the report directly after the “Arrakis Affair.” The document is noted as being extremely... (full context)
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...the Kwisatz Haderach. Their error fell particularly on assuming that one of their members, Lady Jessica, would abide by the Bene Gesserit’s wish that she bears Duke Leto Atreides a daughter.... (full context)
Appendix IV
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...by a household member and died at the hands of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Next, Lady Jessica is acknowledged as a member of the Bene Gesserit order, daughter of Baron Harkonnen, and... (full context)