Literature Resource Center

Topics: Literature, Literary criticism, Cengage Learning Pages: 2 (339 words) Published: February 3, 2014
Doug DeBoer
Period 1
American Literature – Hill
September 30, 2013
Survival on Arrakis
Dune is estimated to be 20,000 years advanced into the future. On Arrakis, it is very difficult to stay alive. The biggest struggle on this planet is not only fighting with the other species, but also surviving the planet itself. The three components for surviving on Dune are human containment of ecology, religion, and power. Survival on Dune is dependent on human containment of ecology, religion, and power. Numerous leaders have to come to power throughout the novel to keep alive. Giant sandworms and luscious spice both are extremely important elements on Arrakis. Even though this planet is so advanced, it is containable.

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