Dune Essays

  • Dune

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    Dune This book all started with the family Atreides landing on plant Arrakis, commonly known as Dune. The planet Dune was the centre of the universe due to its immense amounts of spice. This spice is greatly needed for all planets as fuel and for raw materials. The family Atreides were asked by Emperor himself to go and mine the spice on the planet. Their greatest enemy the Harkonnen's, were also on Dune. These two families mining the precious spice on the same plant would lead to great troubles

  • Dune Analysis

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    Dune is a novel by Frank Herbert about the rising of a messiah. The planets Dune, also called Arrakis, and Caladan serve as the setting for the story. The novel takes place in the far future, a dystopian future where humans are trained to function like computers of old, which have been banned from being built after a popular uprising against machines known as the Butlerian Jihad. Paul Maud'Dib is shown to be the Messiah the Fremen are searching for in that he starts the terraforming of Dune, the

  • Dune-lots Of Errors

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    Dune by Frank Herbert is one of the greatest Science Fiction novels of all time. The story is about Paul Atreids as he tries to take back his planet (Arrakis, a.k.a Dune a pure desert world. It is also the only place where spice can be found. Spice is a drug that gives people the ability to see the future, health and long life, (hence the saying, Health and long life are the gifts of the spice, Dune the Sci –Fi mini-series)) from the Harrkonnens the Atreids mortal enemy. The book is based in the

  • Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes

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    Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes The Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna, 1964) was directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara and based on the novel by Kobo Abe and falls into the camp of modernism. It’s a faithful adaptation and has realistic and expressionistic elements. Because it is a parable and paradoxical, there are many interpretations – in other words, we’re on our own with this one. An entomologist (Niki) is walking in a stark desert-scape. Everything is shot in black

  • The Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune

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    Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune Frank Herbert’s Dune is arguably one of the best science fiction novels ever written. A milestone of the genre, the work incorporates an intricate plot with a unique setting and memorable characters. Dune is rich with thematic material, touching on such varied issues as ecology, economics, religion, and politics; ultimately, it is a novel about control, the consequences of power, and human nature. Any reading of Dune and its sequels inevitably arrives

  • Feudal Elements In Frank Herbert's Dune

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    Dune, despite it's age, remains a one of a kind innovation in the vast, yet somewhat repetitive, world of science fiction. Referring to Dune as anything short of revolutionary could border on blasphemy. In just the first book, the author, Frank Herbert, begins to construct a story from ideas that had remained almost, if not completely, untouched by other authors. Whilst writing, he showed no fear or restraint as he implemented feudal elements of our past into an otherwise technologically advanced

  • The Role of Vegetation in Coastal Development in Sand Dunes and Salt Marshes

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    The Role of Vegetation in Coastal Development in Sand Dunes and Salt Marshes (a) Sand Dunes Before considering the role of vegetation In the development of coastal sand dunes, it may be useful to summarise the general conditions which are conducive to dune formation In order to place the biological processes involved in a broader context. Factors which encourage dune formation include prevailing onshore winds blowing across a wide inter tidal zone which allows the top sand to dry out

  • The Rope Ladder: A shifting Symbol in Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes

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    Kobo Abe begins his novel, The Woman in the Dunes, in an unnamed village where the residents trick the protagonist, Junpei Niki, to climb down a steep rope ladder into a sand hole. The ladder leads Niki into imprisonment, and its disappearance causes Niki to panic. Although a simple tool, the rope ladder continues to appear in the novel physically and in Niki’s desires. The rope ladder in Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes is a layered symbol used to intensify the reader’s understanding of Niki’s imprisonment

  • Science Fiction, Melodrama and Western Intersect in David Lynch’s Dune

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    Science Fiction, Melodrama and Western Intersect in David Lynch’s Dune A genre is a grouping of works, in this context a grouping of films, that are somehow similar or related in content or style. Genres are not strictly uniform over a period of time and do allow for growth and adaptation of their definitive characteristics. As the film industry has developed through the past century, various genres of films have emerged and are still evolving. Aspects of genres have been redefined and intermingled

  • The Climate of Arrakis in "Dune" by Frank Herbert

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    The climate of a planet plays a significant role in determining how life presumes. In fact, a hot climate makes water so scarce, that saliva is valuable. In the novel Dune, Frank Herbert makes the climate of Arrakis so significant, that dead bodies are seen as a “water” source. The climate on the planet of Arrakis makes water less significant than blood, because water cannot exist without blood. Arrakis’s climate is also a plus, because the warriors that live there are much more adapted to it than

  • Cultural Values in The Left Hand of Darkness, The Fellowship of the Ring, and Dune

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    Shaping of Cultural Values Through Environment in The Left Hand of Darkness, The Fellowship of the Ring, and Dune Ursuala K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness was written after J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring and Frank Herbert's Dune. One of the most interesting comparisons between the three novels is how the authors treat the issue of cross-cultural misunderstandings. All three works contain many incidents where people of one race or planet encounter people of a different

  • Politics and Religion in the Herbert’s Dune Novels

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    Politics and Religion in the Herbert’s Dune Novels There are a variety of political and religious concepts throughout the Dune novels that varies so much through the novels which makes it a complex and cogitative science fiction series. The Dune novels are popular with many fans and partly this is due because of its political and religious structures. This essay will be focussing primarily on the first four Dune novels written by Frank Herbert. In the first novel, the Qizarate is composed

  • Frank Herbert and His Classic Novel, Dune

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    Frank Herbert and His Classic Novel, Dune “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.” Princess Irulan speaks these words in the award-winning novel Dune (Novel). Frank Herbert knew this quote was true because he carefully planned his epic masterpiece before he started writing. The novel could only happen after research of a variety of topics. Dune has many different influences and origins. Frank Herbert’s complicated book, covering a variety of

  • Analysis of the Power of Religion in Frank Herbert's Dune

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    Throughout Dune there is a clear emphasis on the power of religion in society. Frank Herbert explores just how prominent religion is when it comes to control again and again in this book with the idea of prophecy and messianic suggestion. The main character, Paul, is often looked upon as some sort of supernatural human being and is in turn glorified and protected. After having been crowned the messiah of multiple prophecies Paul becomes referred to as Muad’Dib, which means “mouse”. Herbert uses this

  • Prescience, Genetic Memory, and Personal Identity in Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy

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    Prescience, Genetic Memory, and Personal Identity in Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy "Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.  Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain.  From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain"(Herbert, Dune 68). –Bene Gesserit Proverb Ben Bova begins his liner notes on Frank Herbert Reads his God Emperor of Dune (Excerpts) by stating that "All truly great art shares this characteristic: the more you study it

  • Beach Erosion Research Paper

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    NATURAL DUNE SYSTEM: Commonly, the dune at the back of a natural beach is called the fore-dune, a ridge of sand forming with its axis, or crest, parallel to the shoreline. Such a dune or sand ridge in association with a beach also is called a beach ridge. The vegetation serves as an anchor for wind-blown sediment and generates continuous dune growth. When the grass is removed by storms, fire, trampling, overgrazing, or simply too much sand coming ashore across the beach, the dunes are destabilized

  • Explaining Succession

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    Primary succession A primary succession is one that takes place in an area or piece of land which was not previously populated by other organisms. Examples of places where primary successions can take place include newly bared rocks, sand dunes, river deltas where fertile silt is deposited, hardened lava from a volcanic eruption or in a freshwater lake. A xerosere is the name given to a succession which begins on dry rock and the plants which grow there are called xerophytes. A hydrosere

  • Violence In Dune

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    of colonialism on knowledge and culture. From the 1960s and 1970s there are numerous examples of these critiques, Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965) is an obvious example. These texts describe the clashes of two or more parties, with one side being an imperial leadership, who fight over resources, such as the spice in which allows interstellar travel, in the example of Dune. There was a clear trend of decolonization topics in both the real world and SF. It is clear that issues

  • Sahara Desert

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    depressions, gravel-covered plains, plateaus, and mountains, sand sheets, dunes and sand seas. Sand sheets and dunes cover over 25 percent of the Sahara’s surface. The most common types of dunes include tied dunes, blowout dunes, and transverse dunes. Within the Sahara are several pyramidal dunes that reach over 500 feet in height while others reach over 1,000 feet. Researchers have for many years tried to figure out how these dunes were formed, but the case remains unsolved. The boundaries, however,

  • Learning about Erosion: Personal Story

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    ship down the beach in one direction from our cabin, and scour the dunes that were north of our cabin. The dunes were the best part going to the cabin. We would always try to get there by walking along the wood that had been washed up and once we got there, we would race up the hills and jump down into the sand pits below. Another things that we all used to love doing, were to see who had carved messages into the sides of the dunes. There were all sorts of messages, love message from husband to wife