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?