Dune (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

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Each SparkNote gives you just what you need to succeed in school with:
  • Summaries of every chapter and thorough Analysis
  • Explanation of the key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
  • Detailed Character Analysis
  • Key Facts about the Work
  • Author's Historical Context
  • Identification and explanation of Important Quotations
  • A 25-question review Quiz, Study Questions and Essay Topics to help you prepare for papers and tests

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Table of Contents

Context 1
Plot Overview 3
Character List 5
Analysis of Major Characters 9
Paul Atreides 9
Jessica 10
Baron Harkonnen 11
Themes, Motifs & Symbols 13
Religion and Power 13
Human Control Over Ecology 14
Inheritance and Nepotism 15
Precognition 15
Melange 16
Water 17
Summary & Analysis
Book I
From the beginning through Paul's meeting with Dr. Yueh 19
From Paul's meeting with the duke to Paul's concern over Mohiam's warnings 22
From Hawat's interception of the baron's note to Kynes's discussion of Arrakis's ecology 25
From Duncan's drunk visit to the end of Book I 27
Book II
From the beginning of Book II to Rabban's arrival as the ruler of Arrakis 31
From Paul and Jessica's ride through the sandstorm to Paul's meeting with Chani 33
From Stilgar leading Jessica and Paul to the Fremen stronghold to Lady Fenring's plans to seduce Feyd-Rautha 36
From Paul and Jessica going to Sietch Tabr through Chani leading Paul away to make love 39
Book III
From the beginning of Book III to Paul teaching the smugglers a lesson 41
From the Fremen's discovery of smugglers to Paul's vision of a fleet of Harkonnen ships 44
From several ships landing on Arrakis to the end of the novel 47
Important Quotations Explained 51
Key Facts 57
Study Questions & Essay Topics 61
Review & Resources 65
Quiz 65
A Glossary of Terms Used in Dune 70
Suggestions for Further Reading 74
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    Not bad but its 21,000 years into the future, not 8000

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