Frank Herbert's "Dune" Book Review by Quality Writers

Frank Herbert's "Dune"
A literary study of Frank Herbert's novel, "Dune", focusing on the issue of human relationship with the metaphysical within the novel.
# 105104 | 930 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 29, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, by understanding the textual interpretation of the death with the poison tooth of the character Leto in Frank Herbert's novel "Dune", the reader can comprehend how the 'flesh' of human beings interacts with the metaphysical forms Leto sees before his death. The author points out that Herbert defines the struggle between abstract metaphysics through Leto's narrative, which is also present in how his son and others are constructed within the novel. The paper concludes that Herbert designed "Dune" to be a novel in which religiosity is used by human beings to create order in a highly unstable and chaotic universe.

From the Paper:

"At the end of the novel, Paul has finally conquered Shaddam IV of the House Corrino and taken over Arrakis. Thufir Hawat, his father's military trainer and also Paul's teacher, comes forth from the lines of people suspicious of being an enemy to Paul and his mother. Herbert's inference on the unstable and ever-changing nature of the universe in Leto's death statement become clear when Paul makes a comment about never having his back to the door--a lesson that Hawat taught him to protect himself from intruders."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Herbert, Frank. Dune. New York: Ace/Penguin, 1990.

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