TV’s Frink said:
So you’d torch the sacred texts without hesitation?
That’s the whole point of the scene. The books don’t matter, “Time to look past a pile of old books” Yoda says. He reminds Luke that the inert desire for every person to do good and use their powers to save others and to learn from failure is all that truly matters. Not the old dogmatic teachings of the jedi. And that is precisely the first thing I’ll be cutting out of the film is the books at the end on the falcon.
And no offense, but this is one of the reasons I probably won’t be watching any TLJ edits. Everyone wants to cut out things I thought were great.
Alongside that, I think the idea of having Luke burn down the tree is terrible.
I guess we can agree to strongly disagree here 😃
I really feel like that was the point of the scene. I do agree with you technically on one thing and that’s that Luke definitely should have not burned the tree in that moment. Mainly because it would be out of anger and him simply feeling that this will help him “kill the past”. Yoda does burn the tree, but it’s not because he wants to kill the past. He knows what actually matters and wants Luke to look past just a pile of old books and instead look to learn from his past and to cherish his failures and how they have helped him. This is a contrast to Kylo killing the past. And that is ultimately why I feel the books at the end on the Falcon are just another pointless cheap fake out that aren’t worth putting in the film.
But I have discussed this before and definitely see where your coming from! I just interpreted the same content a bit differently I suppose.
Even though I said I wouldn’t say more about this…
I don’t think it’s a fake out. That scene doesn’t change in retrospect, Yoda’s lesson remains. But the shot of Rey saving the books is important, but to Rey’s story. It shows that she will learn for herself, and that she won’t completely kill the past like Kylo.