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Post #1485176

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yotsuya
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What do you think of The Prequel Trilogy? A general discussion.
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20-May-2022, 5:32 PM

JadedSkywalker said:

It is poorly executed. But the idea is the Jedi lost by fighting the war in the first place it corrupted them. And Anakin sees them breaking their oaths and codes just like Palpatine warned him they would. Was he wrong that the Jedi feared to lose power, not in the way the Jedi are portrayed in those films. Everything they do is because they are manipulated by fear, pawns on the chessboard of Sidious.

Anakin is manipulated by the fear of loss. Because he lost his mother. Because he didn’t want to lose Padme. And the Jedi tell him to let go of his fear and let her die. Or at least that is the gist of what Yoda said. Its greedy to love someone so possessively says Lucas. That is Anakin’s fault. Its all so humdrum and laughably inarticulate.

I don’t think that is what Lucas is saying. I see everything in the PT as pointing to the Jedi being corrupted by their opposition to the Sith. They have shunned everything that might lead down that path. That includes teaching young students like Anakin how to deal with the temptation. Their answer is don’t. No instructions on how, just don’t do it. Those are stupid instructions. Had Qui-gon Jinn lived to train Anakin, he would have had a chance. But Obi-wan was not as wise and did not see how to teach that lesson. Yoda said fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering and suffering leads to the dark side. He did not say how to deal with fear so that it does not become anger. Or any of the other steps. So we watch Anakin as his fear in Ep I becomes anger in Ep II, which becomes hate in Ep III and finally suffering at the end of Ep III. And the fact the Palpatine has been his mentor all those years doesn’t help matters.