First of all, the sandworms on the planet of Arrakis are important to the subjects on the planet for survival for a number of reasons. Arrakis is a planet that has a miserable climate for those who reside there. But the sandworms are seen as direct actions of God, because it creates mélange. Therefore, (among the Fremen) the sandworms have been given names such as “The Great Maker” and “The worm who is God.” These worms also have a reputation of living for thousands of years, and this leads to their names: “Old man of the desert,” and “grandfather of the desert.” These worms are not only a significant part of survival for the Fremen, but have adapted to the hot climate, and environment so well, they are virtually indestructibl...
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...lush green paradise that will soon still serve the Fremen for mélange, and fighting ground, or being conquered by the others in order to gain the planet of Arrakis. It’s the climate that determines how one lives, because of what distributes mélange, makes it, and drives the water “force.” Although the Fremen have the advantage of fighting on the planet of Arrakis, and Paul can ride sandworms, it is the climate that regulates all of this, because the climate makes or breaks precipitation,
and therefore causing the sandworms to live or die, and holding at stake the creation of mélange. The idea of a lush green paradise on Arrakis is farfetched.
Herbert, Frank. Dune. 1965. New York: Berkeley, 1977.
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