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Novel Analysis Frank Herberts DuneArrakis Dune the desert planet which nourishes and eradicates life A harsh dry place where moisture is so precious that a single tear is valued beyond the weight of gold home to the spice It is here that one follows the rivalry between the Great Houses and where one can see the bitter hate inherent in the Bene Gesserit class the Mentats the Spacing Guild and the CHOAM company Frank Herbert has invented not only an entire world but a new language religion and ideology with his ground breaking novel Herbert builds an entire legacy based upon one family the Atreides and their feud with the lecherous Harkonnen house We will begin the analysis with a brief description of the main characters beginning with house Atreides and ending with the Imperial household Duke Leto Atreides the noble patriarch of house Atreides A man in his forties strong in build with blackened hair and fierce green eyes Most often Duke Leto is seen attired in his sable military uniform bearing the red Atreides hawk on his breast pocket He has a hard protective manner showing care for only his son and his concubine Leto is highly respected by his peers for his justice and ability However it is never wise to become more popular than the man in chargeThe Lady Jessica is the cold reserved concubine of Duke Leto Atreides Her Bene Gesserit training gives her a certain power especially her telepathic abilites She has bronzed hair and piercing eyes Her commands are given curtly and without flowery details She is a marvelous diplomat as well as a teacher of the Bene Gesserit ways She is distrustful and sometimes rather paranoid She seems to only conditionally love her son or her Duke and rarely shows either warmth or affection Young Paul Atreides has the same physical apperance as his father And at only fifteen years shows a lurking intelligence far beyond what
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