Although postcolonial criticism has made essential contributions to the discourse surrounding the play, its ubiquitous and polarized nature obscures the potential for other fruitful readings that could move criticism in new directions as well as address the faults of postcolonial readings of the play.
Yet Herbert believed that the Quileute were not “war-like enough” to maintain sovereignty in the face of colonial aggression, and thus Herbert’s Fremen are violently fighting their own war for sovereignty on Arrakis.
Where the Quileute have lost the Fremen seem to win, ending the novel by taking Arrakis from their colonial superpower.
It will argue that both tribes are defined by close connections to their natural environment and prolonged existence under colonial rule, yet they differ in their reactions to colonialism.
For the Quileute, unrelenting colonial oppression has led them to practice survivance, as they turn inwards and focus on preserving their culture for future generations even as the land of their ancestors is taken and destroyed.
The discussion revolves around three key scenes and chapters—“The House of Tom Bombadil,” “The Scouring of the Shire,” and the arrival of the broken Fellowship at Edoras, part of “The King of the Golden Hall”—and explores the structure, tools, plot, and inherent abilities of the story in each medium, arriving at the conclusion that, though successful in its elicitation of detail, the film trilogy ultimately falls short of creating a true secondary world due to the more economical screenplay format and, as Tolkien describes it, its mimetic nature.
Benjamin Easton “A Web of Sense”: Narrative Structure and Aesthetic Import in Vladimir Nabokov’s Directed by Kate Marshall Emily Garrett Dear Cincinnatus C.: A Gendered Reading of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading Directed by Cyraina Johnson-Roullier This senior thesis examines Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, Invitation to a Beheading, through a critical gendered lens in order to show how the story relies on a strict adherence to traditional gender norms and a patriarchal power structure in order to most fully oppress the main protagonist, Cincinnatus C..Analyzing the novel through this lens shows how Cincinnatus’s imprisonment transcends the bars of his prison cell, and that patriarchy functions as a greater layer of imprisonment from which Cincinnatus struggles to escape.This paper first examines the roles and experiences of the main female characters in the novel, thus exposing their own relationship with the male prison guards, and with the greater social structure of patriarchy.Analyzing Marthe, the unnamed super-intendant of schools, and Cecilia C.is crucial to understanding the subjugation of women and femininity within this patriarchal society, and the evidence found in these women’s experience of systemic gender oppression is applicable to Cincinnatus’s own experiences because of his feminized role in the novel.In Dune, galactic politics collide with environmentalism in a battle for the planet Arrakis.Key within this framework are the Fremen, Arrakis’ indigenous tribe.In this thesis, I qualify news as its own subgenre of ergodic literature, discuss what impact ergodic literature holds on the news, and evaluate how the material format and technical qualities of the news create meaning within a community.I use two primary aspects of news stations as my case studies: comment forums and broadcast rundowns.Yet to accomplish this task, the Fremen must allow their traditional culture to erode – something the Quileute refused to do.Ultimately, this paper finds fault with Herbert’s portrayal of indigenous culture, and argues that while the Quileute preserve their tribal identity the Fremen sacrifice theirs to obtain land that no longer has cultural significance.