Why Do Dune People Have Blue Eyes?
- Pieter Maas
Why Zendaya’s Eyes Are So Blue in ‘Dune’ –
In the books and the film, the blue eyes are related to “spice,” a psychedelic drug that plays a key role in (not to be confused with the real-world synthetic cannabinoids often known as spice).Spice, which is also called melange in Herbert’s 1965 novel, is found among the sands of the desert planet Arrakis, the home of the Fremen.The drug comes from the excretions of the younger form of the sandworms that are native to Arrakis, altered by heat and pressure (and the water that lies deep below the planet’s surface) into melange.Used as a psychedelic, the substance also has a second function that is crucial to the galactic economy—it gives its taker the ability to see a little into the future, which is called prescience.
After computers were outlawed in the world of Dune (it’s a long story), spice became crucial to navigation through space. That is why the Harkkonens and then the Atreides were willing to harvest it despite the huge dangers of sandworm attack. Similar to oil-rich countries in the real world, the noble houses that have large amounts of spice also amass great wealth and international influence. Zendaya in “Dune.” Her character has bright blue eyes. Warner Bros. Villeneuve’s film removes some of the moral judgments about spice in the book. Herbert’s novel states that blue eyes are a result of being addicted to spice. Perhaps not wanting to imply that an entire race is addicted to drugs, Villeneuve includes a scene explaining that the Fremen’s eyes have turned blue simply because of their constant exposure to spice in the sands of Arrakis.
What are the people with blue eyes called in Dune?
Eyes of Ibad is what the Fremen call their blue-within-blue colored eyes, the result of spice addiction.
What do they call God in Dune?
Plot – Leto II Atreides, the God Emperor, has ruled the universe as a tyrant for 3,500 years after becoming a hybrid of human and giant sandworm in Children of Dune, The death of all other sandworms as a result of the terraforming of Dune, and his control of the remaining supply of the all-important drug melange, has allowed him to keep civilization under his complete command.
- Leto has been physically transformed into a worm, retaining only his human face and arms, and though he is now seemingly immortal and invulnerable to harm, he is prone to instinct-driven bouts of violence when provoked to anger.
- As a result, his rule is one of religious awe and despotic fear.
- Leto has disbanded the Landsraad to all but a few Great Houses; the remaining powers defer to his authority, although they individually conspire against him in secret.
The Fremen have long since lost their identity and military power, and have been replaced as the Imperial army by the Fish Speakers, an all-female army who obey Leto without question. He has rendered the human population into a state of trans-galactic stagnation; space travel is non-existent to most people in his Empire, which he has deliberately kept to a near- medieval level of technological sophistication.
All of this he has done in accordance with a prophecy divined through precognition that will establish an enforced peace preventing humanity from destroying itself through aggressive behavior. The desert planet Arrakis has been entirely transformed by terraforming into a lush forested biosphere with the exception of “The Sareer”, a single section of desert retained by Leto for his Citadel.
A string of Duncan Idaho gholas have served Leto over the millennia, and Leto has also fostered the bloodline of his twin sister Ghanima, Her descendant Moneo is Leto’s majordomo and closest confidante, while Moneo’s daughter Siona has become the leader of an Arrakis-based rebellion against Leto.
She steals a set of secret records from his archives, not realizing that he has allowed it. Leto intends to breed Siona with the latest Duncan ghola, but is aware that the ghola, moved by his own morality, may try to assassinate him before this can occur. The Ixians send a new ambassador named Hwi Noree to serve Leto, and though he realizes that she has been specifically designed and trained to ensnare him, he cannot resist falling in love with her.
She agrees to marry him. Leto tests Siona by taking her out to the middle of the desert. After improperly using her stillsuit to preserve moisture, dehydration forces her to accept Leto’s offer of spice essence from his body to replenish her. Awakened to Leto’s prophecy, which he calls the Golden Path, Siona is convinced of the importance of it.
- She remains dedicated to Leto’s destruction, and an errant rainstorm demonstrates for her his mortal vulnerability to water.
- When Idaho falls in love and copulates with Hwi, Moneo sends him and Siona out to Tuono Village, an outcropping along the Royal Procession road, to keep them safe from Leto’s wrath.
Leto changes the venue of his wedding from Tabur Village to Tuono Village. Siona and Idaho overcome a searing mutual hatred of each other to plan an assassination. As Leto’s wedding procession moves across a high bridge over a river, Siona’s associate Nayla destroys the support beams with a lasgun,
- The bridge collapses and Leto’s entourage, including Hwi, plunge to their deaths into the river below.
- Leto’s body rends apart in the water; the sandtrout which are part of his body encyst the water and scurry off, while the worm portion burns and disintegrates on the shore.
- With his dying breaths, Leto reveals a secret portion of the Golden Path: the production of a human who is invisible to prescient vision.
Having begun millennia before with the union of Leto’s twin sister Ghanima and Farad’n of House Corrino, Siona is the finished result, and she and her descendants will retain this ability. He explains that humanity is now free from the domination of oracles, free to scatter throughout the universe, never again to face complete domination or complete destruction.
What is Paul’s illness?
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What is Paul’s weakness?
Paul was given a ‘ thorn in the flesh,’ he says, to keep him from being conceited (2 Corinthians 12:7). He goes on to say in verse 9 of chapter 12 that God told him, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’
What is Paul afraid of in Dune?
Advertisement – Guide continues below Fear ” I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear, ” (1.83) One of Dune’s all-time classic lines. The line shows that, in a way, fear is the main antagonist in Dune, as it’s the greatest obstacle standing between Paul and his goals.
- There were water riots when it was learned how many people the Duke was adding to the population,” said.
- They stopped only when the people learned we were installing new windtraps and condensers to take care of the load.” (8.78) Along with the gom jabbar, this quote points toward one of the pivotal fear primers in Dune —the fear of pain and suffering.
Death by dehydration wouldn’t be our choice of exit strategy, so we can understand the people rioting. Please permit the to convey a lesson we learned from the same teachers: the proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
(10.39) On Arrakis, you even need to be afraid of yourself. Overindulgence in water, food, or pretty much anything can weaken you. Arrakis is a lot like Sparta in this regard. The weak? They don’t do so well. For the first time, Paul allowed himself to think about the real possibility of defeat—not thinking about it out of fear or because of warnings such as that of the old Reverend Mother, but facing up to it because of his own assessment of the situation.
(12.217) Paul takes that Bene Gesserit mantra and runs with it. Paul cuts through his fear with analytical thinking. This will eventually become the key to his entire success. “I make a point,” the Baron said. “Never obliterate a man unthinkingly, the way an entire fief might do it through some due process of law,
Always do it for an overriding purpose—and know your purpose! ” (26.115) One man’s fear is another man’s democracy. Here, the Baron seems to almost fear the due process of law. After all, that pesky law might interfere with his scheming. One could be alone out here, thought, without fear of someone behind you, without fear of the hunter,
(29.11) The political system in Dune is messed up. How messed up? Jessica is on the most godforsaken planet in the universe, but she can only think about how nice it’ll be to not get stabbed in the back. Something fell soundlessly past their eyes into the mice.
- There came a thin screech, a flapping of wings, and a ghostly gray bird lifted away across the basin with a small, dark shadow in its talons.
- 29.143) The Atreides House’s crest is a hawk.
- Paul’s Fremen name, Muad’Dib, means “mouse.” Is there a bit of symbolism on the nature of fear going on here, or is it just us? There was no past occupying the future in his mind except except he could still sense the green and black Atreides banner waving somewhere ahead still see the jihad’s bloody swords and fanatic legions.
It will not be, he told himself. I cannot let it be, (33.187-188) Paul’s ultimate fear is not himself or his enemy but the jihad that might start in his name. Know what the scariest part is? He can’t do anything to stop it. It’s like one of those snowballs in a cartoon.
Not only will it grow bigger as it goes, but it’ll consume him as well. That which makes a man superhuman is terrifying, (35.223) In Dune, characters fear what they don’t understand. But sometimes, it’s exactly what they understand that terrifies them more. They know what it means to be superhuman; it means that person could easily destroy them.
“The eye that looks ahead to the safe course is closed forever,” Paul said. “The Guild is crippled. Humans become little isolated clusters on their isolated planets. You know, I might do this thing out of pure spite or out of ennui.” (48.159) Paul’s ultimate victory comes not because of his ultimate weapon—the spice—but from the fact that he can instill fear in his opponents.
Are all humans from Earth in Dune?
Humans of Earth Inhabit the Imperium – The interesting thing about the Dune universe is that all of the Space Guild inhabitants originate from Earth. There aren’t any “space aliens” like you might expect with an intergalactic sci-fi epic like Dune, For the people spread among the various planets of the solar system, Earth is a sort of cradle of civilization.
- Earth is the ancestral home of the people of Caladan, Giedi Prime, Arrakis, and so on.
- As such, the Imperium appears and operates in a fashion similar to the feudal systems of the Earth that we, the audience, recognize.
- In fact, House Atreides can track their lineage all the way back to Agamemnon —the historically famous ruler of ancient Greece.
Remember the figure on the golden tablets in Villeneuve’s film, which Duke Leto so thoughtfully gazes upon before leaving Caladan? That’s Agamemnon!
Why can the fat guy in Dune fly?
Appearance – In his later years, the Baron’s most notable feature was his corpulent frame. Vladimir’s sheer weight required belt-mounted suspensors to retain mobility, which allowed him to float in midair from place to place, as he was unable to walk under his own power unassisted.
- It’s implied that the Baron’s weight was simply the result of his unchecked gluttony, but in the Expanded Dune universe, it’s attributed to the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam purposely infecting him with a degenerative disease when he raped her.
- The suspensors also allowed for some levitation to a certain degree, as when he died, his corpse hung inches from the floor while lying sideways.
He was originally a tall, muscular man with red-gold hair in a distinctive widow’s peak. Later, he was so morbidly obese that he required suspensors harnessed to his flesh in order to walk. He had spider-black eyes, cheeks like two cherubic mounds, protruding lips and bobbing jowls.
In the David Lynch movie, the baron is hefty, has blue eyes, but is much more unsightly. He has been experimenting with diseases and willingly infecting himself, causing pulsating boils and cysts to sprout all over his skin. His hover suit now appears to be woven into his flesh. He is also much less sane than the other versions of his character, often reduced to a near-psychotic state when overexcited.
In the 2021 movie, the baron’s hover suit is now an implant in his spine, and he is ghost-pale (due to the lack of sunlight on the Giedi Prime) and bears a shaven head. While obese, he is also broad-shouldered and has thick, well-muscled limbs, and is structurally quite handsome.