If Jessica had had a daughter.
Posted: 14 May 2014 21:34
In the book House Corrino and in Dune the original novel, the Bene Gesserit were mad because Jessica had had a son to help Leto get over the loss of Victor, and Mohiam was like, if you had had a daughter, she could have been wed to the Harkonnen heir and sealed the rift between the two houses. In House Harkonnen, Mohiam had disguised herself as a Buddislamic monk and helped Abulurd and Emmi conceive Feyd for the express purpose of having a younger male Harkonnen to wed to Jessica's daughter. But I wonder, would that had happened even if Jessica had had a daughter when she was supposed to? Because she had Alia way too late. But I can't imagine Duke Leto allowing his daughter to wed, as Gurney put it, a Harkonnen "animal" or would the Bene Gesserits have taken the daughter to Wallach IX and trained her to marry Feyd? But this is a man who valued people over politics, so I can't imagine that he would allow his child to marry someone liable to kill her. And the Baron wouldn't have wanted it, either. He wanted Feyd to marry Irulan. So I wonder, did Jessica put off having a daughter that long so the Bene Gesserit couldn't try to take her? Because she could have simply manipulated her body to have a daughter right after Paul if she had wanted to. I always wondered why she didn't just have Paul for the Duke and then a daughter right after. I mean I know the Bene Gesserit wanted her to have only daughters to eliminate the feud between the two houses because 1. they would become one house, and 2. there would be no Atreides heir to rival a Harkonnen one, but still, if she had wanted to , Jessica could have done it. But would the Duke have allowed it? Would he have had a say? Would the Baron allow it and what would happen to an Atreides girl that married Feyd? I think the Harkonnens would still have killed them off. Then the daughter once she had them an heir. But then, I also can't imagine the Baron wanting to mix Harkonnen blood with Atreides blood.