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Owen and Beru

Discussion in 'Original Trilogy' started by Pobody's Nerfect, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Pobody's Nerfect

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    A lot of people tried to stop the Empire. They died by the thousands, outmatched by the unlimited Imperial Navy and the Emperor's enforcer, Darth Vader.

    The Jedi Knights did no better. Every Jedi who took up a lightsaber to fight against the Empire was cut down. All of their training, all their martial prowess, it didn't do diddly squat for them when the Emperor unleashed Order 66. The Jedi had trained since childhood for exactly this kind of thing, the return of the Sith, yet they still died while the Empire grew.

    Then Luke Skywalker showed up and won where so many Jedi had lost.

    How?

    Was Luke better trained? No, he was hardly trained in the ways of the Jedi at all.

    Was Luke stronger with the Force? No, he couldn't lift his X-Wing out of the swamp, a task just about any other Jedi could have done.

    What was it that Luke had that the Jedi before him didn't have?

    Luke had Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. Luke understood the power of family. He understood the love that family offers because he experienced it in a way no other Jedi did.

    Every Jedi who took up a lightsaber against the Empire died. Luke threw down his lightsaber and won. It's so poetic, isn't it? It wasn't Luke's ability with the Force that won. It wasn't his skill with a lightsaber. It was his refusal to kill his own father.

    Yoda and Ben Kenobi tried to hide Luke's parentage from him, feeling that if Luke knew Vader was his father he wouldn't want to kill him. Telling. Ben and Yoda saw Luke as a weapon and Vader as a target and the truth as a liability to their plan. What was so obvious to Luke apparently never occurred to either of these two Jedi masters. The only thing I can say in their defense is that when the only tool in your toolbox is a lightsaber, the solution to every problem looks like aggressive negotiations.

    Luke won by seeing the good in his enemy and challenging him to see the good in himself. There's power in that. Enough power to topple an Empire. And this power wasn't something he learned in the Jedi Temple from wise Jedi masters. He learned it on a moisture farm from wise step parents.
     
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  2. Suicide Samurai

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    You may indeed be correct, even if that isn't what was intended.
     
  3. Embo and His Pet Anooba

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    yeah but if he wasnt skilled enough to stand up to vader in rotj then he would have died
     
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