Essay Topic 1
The planets in Dune are controlled by a Feudal system. What is a feudal system? When and why were feudal systems popular? What was the structure of a feudal system? Who does a feudal system benefit?
Essay Topic 2
How does Herbert use dialogue in the book? Is the dialogue realistic? Do the students think the dialogue is more about style then characterization? Do they think almost every word a person speaks in the novel is designed to have an effect on the story?
Essay Topic 3
Do you think religion is good way to gain control over a population? How have western countries used religion to gain control over small nations? What alternatives are there to using religion as a source of power? Why have countries become controlled by a religion, particularly if it is not directly derived from their own culture?
Essay Topic 4
What is global...
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