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athenslife101
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Do people realize Dune is a satire?
Just re”listened” to the book and saw some of Frank herbet’s comments and they’re pretty insightful. He is mocking society for their need to follow “charismatic” leaders instead of acting as individuals.

It starts with the Simple Fremen but at the end, Paul is wondering if even Gurney Halleck is a “creature” under his cult.

And of course, the cult of personality overpowers Paul despite all of his powers.


auyushu
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re: Do people realize Dune is a satire?
Eh, it's not really a satire as much as just a realistic portrayal of how the world works. There is no real humor or irony being used in the majority of that series.


athenslife101
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re: Do people realize Dune is a satire?
Satire may not be the best word, but I do think there is a subversive nature to the book.


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BitBuster
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re: Do people realize Dune is a satire?
quote:

sat·ire 'sa?ti(?)r/Submit noun the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.


It's not satire.


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Tiger Ryno
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re: Do people realize Dune is a satire?
More like allegory


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Pectus
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re: Do people realize Dune is a satire?
More like the Middle East


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