1. Discuss how the character
of Paul Atreides changes through the course of Dune.
Does he mature at all, or did he always act like an adult?
2. Analyze the behavior and beliefs
of the Fremen. What are their morals? Are they noble freedom fighters,
or simply fanatical killers?
3. How does the climate of Arrakis
affect the everyday life of those who live there? What values and
symbols are important on this desert planet?
4. Describe the political organization
of the universe in Dune. Be sure to discuss the
Bene Gesserit, the Imperium, the Great Houses of the Landsraad,
and the Spacing Guild.
5. How does Jessica deal with
her divided loyalties between the Bene Gesserit, the Atreides, and
the Fremen? In the end, which is she the most loyal to and why?