Foundations of Dune & Not a Hero

A man not named Little Platoon offers the most fascinating, in depth analysis of Frank Herbert’s DUNE and its relation to Asimov’s FOUNDATION, I have ever heard. To me it is utterly eye-opening.

I found out more than I ever knew about Asimov and Herbert, perhaps more than I wanted to know. My dislike of DUNE MESSIAH, for example, is now explained to me.

He continues with a description of the famed (or notorious) hero’s journey or monomyth theory of Joseph Campbell, and contrasts that with more tragic and unheroic myth of Lord Raglan.

Watch and comment.