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Re: Having Dune by Halving Dune [message #114205 is a reply to message #112950] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Date: Mon, 21-Jan-85 22:35:00 EST
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Posted: Mon Jan 21 22:35:00 1985
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Nf-From: ccvaxa!preece    Jan 21 21:35:00 1985

>	I thought one of the more subtle points (but very relevant) was that
>	Paul's father cared more about the men inside the harvester rather
>	than the harvester or the spice they had collected.  In the end of
>	the book (right after the big battle) Paul asks about how much
>	destruction to the house there was, and somebody (Gurney, i think)
>	remarks that his father would have cared more about the men lost.
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Actually the parallel is even closer.  The exchange comes after the fremen
have captured Gurney's smugglers and their harvester, killing half the
smugglers in the process.  Paul says it's a shame they couldn't have
saved the carrier, too, and Gurney replies that his father would have
said it was a shame they couldn't have saved the men.

scott preece
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