inhuien wrote:Serkanner wrote:I have just read Crys' theory and I do buy it. It is a plausible theory and there are ( as far as I know ) no direct hints that undermine this theory.
I have always thought that Paul indeed decided to let Chani die to prevent her from worse. That he decided to let Irulan give the contraceptive because as long as Chani wasn't pregnant she would not be killed.
Paul prolonged her life this way until Chani found out about the contraceptive herself and switched to the Fremen diet. This decision was her death warrent and Paul knew he couldn't stop it.
Yes, Yes and Yes. However Paul could have stopped it at any point it's just that for the greater good of humanity and and himself he did not. Instead he ran of into the Bled and let his offspring assume the Golden Patth and the Sandtrout skin.
I agree. I phrased "knew he couldn't stop it" incorrect. I meant to say he had "better" reasons to let her die then "save" her.
I remember, back in the days of DoD, that this same dilemma was used during a debate/discussion whether Paul was a coward or a hero. Might be interesting to see how the members feel about this here.