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There's also the role that the Missionaria Protectiva have already played in planting religious mythology on Arrakis. Paul & Jessica would already be using their Bene Gesserit knowledge of the practice to protect themselves in a harsh environment among fierce tribesmen while being pursued by ruthless Harkonnen. Paul's prescience, and the fact that he is ...


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Interestingly this exact situation is covered in a draft letter Tolkien wrote dated August 1967. Tolkien notes that there is no connection merely "chance" or as suggested, a coincidence. It is [..] idle to compare chance-similarities between names made from 'Elvish tongues' and words in exterior 'real' languages, especially if this is supposed to ...


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So you are missing an important and key plot point. Paul Atreides doesn’t “choose” anything. He realizes that he is a preordained puppet of fate. Even early in the book his choices begin to narrow and do so swiftly - to where the Fremen Jihad is a certainty and billons will die in its wake. Paradoxically this is the same as his choice of the name. Its choice ...


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