Thank you for agreeing to take this survey for my research paper. All of the questions in this survey require more than a yes/no answer; however, it is up to you how in depth you would like to go. If you feel more strongly about a certain question than another, you can certainly spend less time on the question you are less interested in. The longer the answers, the better, so don't feel like you have to shorten anything you are passionate about.
This is a 20 question survey. I'm letting you know beforehand because it is somewhat longer than other surveys; however, you DO NOT have to go into much depth if you do not want to. Simply answering the questions will work if you are pressed for time.
Please note that your name will not appear anywhere in my research paper. Thank you very much for participating in this survey. Also, this survey is specifically for the Star Wars FILMS ONLY. Anyone who has read books, comics, etc: please try not to be biased by other sources than the movies as I am only researching the movie for this particular research paper. Thank you once again!
1. In one sentence, what is your description of a villain?
2. Do you consider yourself a Star Wars fan? On a scale of 1-10, 1 being not a fan at all and 10 being a “super fan”, what would you consider yourself?
3. In what order did you first watch the Star Wars films?
A. Episodes 4-6 first, then Episodes 1-3 (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith in that order.)
B. Episodes 1-3 first, then Episodes 4-6 (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in that order.)
4. Who is your favorite character from the films?
5. Who is your favorite villain from the films?
6. What is the first thing you think of when you think of your favorite villain from the film?
7. If your favorite villain was not the Emperor, what is the first thing you think of when you think of the Emperor?
8. If your favorite villain was not Darth Vader, what is the first thing you think of when you think of Darth Vader?
9. What is Senator Palpatine’s motivation for becoming the Emperor?
10. What is Anakin Skywalker’s motivation for becoming Darth Vader?
11. Do you feel sympathy for the Emperor?
12. Why or why not?
13. Do you feel sympathy for Darth Vader?
14. Why or why not?
15. When the Emperor died in Episode VI, what emotions did you feel, if any?
16. When Darth Vader died in Episode VI, what emotions did you feel, if any?
17. Do you think the Emperor fits into your description of a villain from question one?
18. Why or why not?
19. Do you think Darth Vader fits into your description of a villain from question one?
20. Why or why not?