The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale - Chapters 20 – 21 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter Twenty, Jade writes that she “felt off balance all the time” (321). After the Thanks Giving, there was an “all-night vigil for the new Pearls,” during which she struggled to sit still. After witnessing the Particicution, she notes: “it was gruesome; it was terrifying” (322). The narrative switches to Agnes’ perspective, who describes how difficult it was for her and Becka to get Jade to adapt to her new life in Gilead. During dinner, Jade “behaved unwisely,” and had trouble keeping her opinions to herself: she stated one day that she wanted to try being bald, to which Becka informed her that “a women’s hair is her glory” (324). Meanwhile, Jade felt lonely, and worried that there might not be a source – leaving her stuck in Gilead.

After additional culture clashes between Jade, and Agnes and Becka, Aunt Lydia called the two friends into...

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