Most are as early as 14 years of age.
W ith the arrival of their episode that is fifth 2nd season of The Handmaid’s Tale delivered arguably one of its many twisted Gilead realities yet: youngster brides.
Episode 5, en titled “Seeds,” introduced people to a “Pravaganza” that seemed to pull back the curtain about what befalls the fertile and young daughters associated with Republic. Although the ceremony — during which teen girls are hitched down to men notably their senior — is unsettling in as well as itself, it is the aftermath of just one young girl’s union that makes Gilead ever the greater punishing for just two associated with the show’s most critical figures.
*Spoilers for Episode 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale* follow below.
What exactly is a Prayvaganza?
Prayvaganzas are described in Margaret Atwood’s telling that is original formal ceremonies attended by the ladies of Gilead — Econowives, Marthas, Handmaids, together with Wives and their daughters — typically for weddings. Through the ceremony, “veiled daughters” are married en masse to Angels, or military officials of Gilead, in exactly what are described clearly by Offred by by herself as arranged marriages. A few of them, she narrates within the book, “are a maximum of fourteen.” She adds: “Start them quickly could be the policy, there’s perhaps perhaps not minute to be lost.”