Mythological Interpretation of a Modern Science Fiction Novel : Dune as a Myth

Tóth Nóra (2000) Mythological Interpretation of a Modern Science Fiction Novel : Dune as a Myth. MA/MSc, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

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1 am going to prove that the new approach by which science fiction can be defined as a myth, if not generally but in case of Frank Herbert's Dune, is accaptable. This kind of interpretation may reveal a deeper meaning of the book through which it may become the part of our lives like myths in ancient times. To achieve this goal, first of all, I will verify the fact that Dune belongs to mythology apart from its primary genre, science fiction. I do not wish to bring up concrete answers or a message to the surface because my aim is mainly the justification of this new kind of approach in regard of Dune and not its moral interpretation. First of all, I would like to clarify these two different genres. I try to compare them to each other and find their common characteristic features. After this, I examine how mysticism and ancient mythology form a link between these two genres and why they may be the basic elements of modern myths. It is mostly due to mythological parallels drawn between the elements of the book and those of ancient myths.


Szegedi Tudományegyetem


Gyula Juhász Teacher Training College


Angol Tanszék


Teacher Training




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Simon Péterfőiskolai TanársegédUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dr. Tóthné Horváth Ágnesfőiskolai DocensUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED

Item Type: Thesis (MA/MSc)
Date: 2000
Depositing User: JGYPK Szerkesztő
Date Deposited: 2019. Jun. 05. 06:57
Last Modified: 2019. Jun. 06. 07:59

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