Children of Dune Setting & Symbolism

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Arrakis

The planet on which most of the action of Children of Dune occurs, Arrakis is no longer a desert planet deserving the unofficial name "Dune." Half of the planet has already been greened, following the plans originally put forth by the Planetologist Liet-Kynes, advocated, and funded by Paul-Muad'Dib Atreides during his reign as Emperor. Paul is now thought to be dead but is, in fact, operating out of a smugglers' den at Jacurutu/Fondak, coordinating the sale of small sandworms and sandtrout off-planet to break Arrakis' monopoly on the spice melange. The primary locales on Arrakis where the story evolves are the capital city, Arrakeen, the sietches Tabr and Jacurutu, and the butte of Shuloch. Arrakeen has grown, as The Preacher says, ungenerous, unreasonable, self-righteous, and harsh. The desert Fremen are being treated like colonial subjects and are seething. With humidity too high for sandworms even the...

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