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Date Posted: 15:00:57 08/18/03 Mon
Author: Ghanima
Subject: Interesting...
In reply to: IDAHO 's message, "ouch....Well here are my thoughts" on 12:58:47 08/15/03 Fri

I'm just finishing up re-reading DM, and at this point I believe that Paul was blind to the future in terms of Alia. I think the events in DM determined both Paul and Alia's future. I still think it was dangerous for Paul to put Alia in a position of so much power, but I also think he didn't have many alternatives.
There is an interesting scene near the end of the book. Alia has taken a massive dose of spice, and tells Hayt/Idaho that she sees her child in the future. She thinks to herself that she knows for certain the child will be pre-born. I think this is a vision of an alternate future, where she bears the heir to the throne. What is interesting is that Paul cannot see his pre-born son, but Alia can see her pre-born child. After re-reading DM, I think that Alia was a great loss to the Atreides genetic line. She had incredible powers. But she was also Paul's greatest threat, and I find it very interesting that he would allow her to be so near him when he had banished his own mother.

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