Some Prominent Questions That Remained Unanswered In Dune

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is the first time the science fiction saga has been adapted ever since 1984. Apparently, after multiple delays due to the global pandemic, Dune remained incomplete – leaving many questions unanswered.

Dune: Part One is now premiering in theaters and on HBO Max
Dune: Part One is now premiering in theaters and on HBO Max

Arrakis And Its Savior Paul

Recently released Dune is part one of the franchise that covers the first half of the original novel. While it is perhaps a smart move, as far as the depth of the narration is concerned, the movie left many prominent questions unanswered behind. Co-written by Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, and Villeneuve, Dune was perhaps a treat for the viewers– in terms of motivation, characters, mythology, and more. The saga about the planet Arrakis and its future savior Paul Atreides arrived with multiple supporting characters but was left with multiple questions that remained unanswered.

With that said, there are going to be some serious spoilers ahead, but we’ll try to address some of the most prominent questions that remained untouched in Dune. While some of these might get addressed rightly in Dune: Part Two, others really require cracking the spine sitting around.

Who Survived The Fall Of House?

The fall of House Atreides
The fall of House Atreides

The Harkonnerns lays slaughter, at the midway point of the film, to House Atreides with the help of the Sardaukar. As a result, only Duncan Idaho, Paul’s friend and trainer survives the attack and helps Lady Jessica and Paul make it to safety. But isn’t there anyone else, the high-ranking men of House of Atreides, who survived the fall of the house? Characters who never appeared after the carnage included Thufir Hawat and Gurney Halleck. Those who are aware of the source novel know both of them survived the fall but went on different paths. While Halleck becomes a smuggler, Hawat positions himself as the new Mentat.

What About Dr. Kynes’ Backstory?

Sharon Duncan-Brewster portraying Dr. Kynes in Dune
Sharon Duncan-Brewster portraying Dr. Kynes in Dune

In Dune: Part One, Dr. Kynes, played by Sharon Duncan-Brewster, is one of the most intriguing individual appearances on screen. While the character is a male in the source material, this iteration changes the context of the film. Dr. Kynes got introduced as an objective observer between the House Atreides and Harkonnens. But soon, it becomes clear that she is not loyal to either of them. While the novel included a brief history of the character’s past, the film didn’t include much of her past life and origin.

Why did Jessica And Leto Never Marry?

Duke Leto in Dune: Part One
Duke Leto in Dune: Part One

In one of the most touching scenes of the film, Duke Leto feels the walls around him closing and he makes a serious confession to Lady Jessica. While Jessica consoles him, he tells her how much he regrets the fact that he didn’t marry her. However, it was Duke who raised her son and taught him the Weirding Way of sisterhood. While it wasn’t that necessary to the plot of the film, the reason behind why Leto and Lady Jessica never married each other remained unanswered throughout Dune: Part One.

Dune: Part One is now premiering in theaters and on HBO Max.  

Source: Looper

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