[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

10/ 3/22 12:10:38Login ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: [1]234 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 20:17:38 01/02/11 Sun
Author: bijaz
Subject: alia's role in children of dune
In reply to: IDAHO 's message, "I disagree" on 18:24:09 08/18/03 Mon

Alia was certainly closer to Paul than any other person besides Chani. (Though this might not be saying much.) In CoD, Alia fights a battle with herself (and with the Baron) as to what she should do about the preacher. She knows he is her brother, and thus can't bring herself to harming him until the very end of the book. This shows Alia admired her brother: why else would she execute anyone who said anything bad about him?

On another note, Alia can't be considered evil. As Duncan mentioned in CoD, the real Alia died when she became possessed by the Baron. Before this, she was completely devoted to her brother. Even afterwards, she chose to kill herself and the Baron when he was confronted by Leto II, even though the baron claimed to have a plan. If all the "true" Alia had wanted was power for herself, she would have followed this plan of the Baron's. In my opinion, this was the last stand of Alia, defeating the Harkonnens once and for all.

As for why Paul put Alia in charge: 1. there was no alternative. 2. He had prescient visions of how his son would take power, and of his need to become the Preacher.

Finally, Why on Earth does everyone seem to think Alia is Bene Gesserit? She was nothing of the sort. She was a wild Reverend Mother, not a BG one. She did receive BG training from Jessica, but so did Paul, and nobody says he was BG. Besides, the BG hated her beyond anything else in the universe, as she was the dreaded abomination.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]

Forum timezone: GMT-7
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.