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children of dune passage

Postby flash9286 » 03 Aug 2008 16:42

"This is not the treatment usually accorded a guest and an old friend who has shared your dangers," Idaho said, knowing he'd used this argument before.
Stilgar put down his cup, setting it carefully into its place on the tray
and keeping his attention on it as he spoke. "We Fremen don't feel guilt for the same things that arouse such feelings in others," he said. He raised his attention to Idaho's face.
He must be made to take Ghani and flee this place, Idaho thought. He said: "It was not my intention to raise a storm of guilt."
"I understand that," Stilgar said. "I raise the question to impress upon you our Fremen attitude, because that is what we are dealing with: Fremen. Even Alia thinks Fremen."
"And the Priests?"

Sorry, I'm not well versed in english, could someone explain the party about raising the question, i see no question.

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Postby SandChigger » 03 Aug 2008 20:14

Hi. Here, in this passage, it's probably better to think of "question" as just meaning "issue" or "matter".

Idaho is told he can't send messages, and asks Stilgar if that's how someone should treat a guest or old friend. His complaint could be taken as an attempt to make Stilgar feel guilty and relent. Stilgar points out that a Fremen feels no guilt in such a situation; he has given his word to maintain neutrality, he will not break his word. Idaho says he wasn't trying to lay a guilt trip on Stilgar, and Stilgar says he brought up (and emphasized) the issue of guilt to remind Idaho that he is dealing with Fremen.

I hope that helps.

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Postby flash9286 » 03 Aug 2008 21:41

Very good, I assumed the definition was something close to that. Thank you for you're help.