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Anakin was a slave boy who only had one parent. His mother Shmi Skywalker gave birth to him despite the lack of there being a father to conceive him. *though there is some influence in his birth that is not shown in the movies* Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
This is where our journey begins. It is where we are introduced to our heroes for the majority of the saga.
"EVERY SAGA HAS A BEGINNING" By Michael Medina Anakin Skywalker was found by two Jedi that landed on his planet to find fuel for their starship.The Jedi Master Qui Gon Jinn ( Left) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (right) found anakin at a parts shop while talking to the owner. Qui-Gon sensed something special about the boy and after some impressive feats Anakin was ultimately chosen to be taken to the Jedi Academy on Coruscant , the city planet. The boy is discovered Anakin Proves himself by winning the Boonta Eeve Pod Race in a Pod he built himself Coruscant - The City Planet
is the home of the Galactic Republic Senate and the Jedi Temple. The planet is actually completely covered in buildings that rise miles into the sky. The upper class citizens literally live on top of the world while the lower class citizens decend thousands of floors down into the dark underworld below. The city expands upwards constantly and new layers cover the old city beneath it. Someone will always be on top. The Jedi Temple of Coruscant is a massive structure and can be seen from miles away. The Judging of the boy After accepting his call to adventure and leaving his mother behind on Tatooine he is taken directly to the Jedi Temple in Coruscant in oder to be placed into Jedi training. Although he is well past the normal age of acceptance into the order , Qui-Gon's determination and stubbornness lead to the acceptance of Anakin into the order. They believe he is the one who will bring balance to the force as was fortold in the ancient Jedi prophecies. Anakin being judged by the Jedi Masters
They Sense great fear in him. Anakin begins his Jedi training under Obi-Wan Kenobi after Episode 1's climactic events. He crosses the threshold and becomes a Jedi. The Galactic Conquest has begun , a major galaxy wide war has been raging in the 10 years since Anakin became a Jedi apprentice. He has been training hard but his stubborn nature causes him to run into trouble often. He often questions the motives of the people around him and goes through a series of traumatic events that put his relationships to the test. Star Wars Episode 2 : ATTACK OF THE CLONES On coruscant Anakin is assigned a mission to be Padme Amidala's personal bodyguard. He must go with her wherever she goes and make sure she arrives safely. This is the first time they have seen each other in 10 years. They immediately hit it off and Anakin makes sure to protect her well. Anakin has made friends with Chancelor Palpatine , a very influential man in the Republic Senate . Chancellor Palpatine has been secretly plotting to take over the galaxy and has fabricated an entire droid/clone war in order to win support and public sentiment for a unified Galactic Empire. Padme Naberre Amidala
The Woman As Temptress Chancellor Palpatine
The Villain in plain sight. Queen Amidala of Naboo
Anakin Meets her after the Jedi bring him aboard their ship. She immediately takes an interest in the curious boy and he gives her a pendant made of wood. Palpatine Manipulates
Anakin using his persuasiveness.He pretends to be a wise and helpful guide.Eventually winning his trust over the Jedi.The Hero is tricked by the villain. The Major players make their moves. The Battle of Geonosis The battle of geonosis was a major event that helped Anakin and Padmes relationship grow even stronger.
They get captured by the clone army and are freed by the Jedi. This is the first appearance of the Clone Army. He heads deep into the manufacturing facility of the CIS and encounters Count Dooku. Dooku and Anakin engage in lightsaber combat , Anakin loses his arm after not heeding the warning of Obi-Wan. Anakin and Padme had a secret wedding on her home planet of Naboo. The wedding was held at her Private retreat , outside the lakeside villa.
Marriage is against the Jedi code , due to the attachment leading to a possible downfall scenario in the event of a death. The Secret Wedding
the hero ignores the rules of his group and fails
to heed the warnings of his masters. A pivotal character moment emerged when Anakin arrived on his home planet to find his mother tortured for over a month. She dies in his arms , this pain causes him to go through a violent emotional rage . He kills all of the sand people who captured her and their families.
He murders with no remorse , he goes back to Padme and tells her about how he did it , its the first time we see Anakin exhibit rage. The first signs of corruption , the hero's lust for power Anakin betrays everything he loves in the blind hope that he can save his wife. He kills hundreds of Jedi knights , children in training , Jedi Masters and anyone else who gets in his way. He firmly believes that the Jedi are going to destroy his only chance to save his wife. He gives in to the lies and ultimately challenges Obi-Wan Kenobi after assuming that Padme brought him with her to stop him. EPISODE III : REVENGE OF THE SITH
The hero falls. Star Wars Episode III focuses completely on Anakins downfall. As a Jedi he is sworn to uphold the Jedi order's code. He must not marry , most not give in to his emotions , and must avoid falling to the dark side. Unfortunately for Anakin , the Chancelors mind games have played on his doubts about the Jedi for too long. Plagued by a vision of his secret wife Padme dying in childbirth he searches everywhere for a way to prevent it.
This was the moment that the chancelor used to his advantage , to turn Anakin into a Sith Lord. He told him a story about a powerful Sith technique that could prevent death.After hearing about it and learning that the Chancelor is the Sith Lord they have been hunting he acts on his emotions and joins him in order to learn how to save his love. "From my point of view the Jedi are evil ! " -Anakin Skywalker "You turned her against me!"-Anakin Skywalker In his rage he actually uses the force on his wife. Obi-Wan is appalled by the sight of Anakin attacking an innocent woman , especially a pregnant woman who is his wife. Obi-Wan draws his lightsaber and approaches Anakin , offering one last chance at redemption. The Hell Planet - Mustafar A burning inferno of a planet , where fire is constantly
erupting from its depths and volcanoes litter the horizon. This is the setting of the most climactic moment in Anakins downfall. The battle of heroes, Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker. The two heroes engage in a battle of wills. A confused Anakin and a deeply saddened Obi-Wan must come to grips with the fact that they have to fight. There is no other way. "Only a sith deals in absolutes"-Obi-Wan. Anakin's anger blinds him to the point that he loses focus and makes a bad move. While Obi-Wan had the high ground Anakin jumped at him. Obi-Wan ended the fight with a fatal blow that cut off both of Anakin's legs , and his other arm. As a result of the fall his robe caught fire and Anakin burned alive at the hands of his friend. " You were the chosen one Anakin , you were my brother. I loved you ! It was said you would bring balance to the force , not leave it in darkness!" - Obi-Wan
"I HATE YOU!!!"-Anakin Skywalker ( those were his last words as Anakin. After arriving on Mustafar , fresh from a fight with Jedi High Master Yoda Darth Sidius ( the chancelor ) takes Anakins charred body to be repaired. Anakin's entire body needed to be replaced , he was no longer able to breathe on his own due to fluid build up in his lungs. The droids outfitted him with a machine to keep fluid out of his lungs. The Sith Lords have always worn extremely bulky and intimidating armor. To keep with tradition Darth Vader's armor was made to resemble Old Republic Sith armor. The Ultimate Lowest depth the hero will fall. The hero has lost everything he fought so hard to protect , he was too blind to heed the advice of his former comrades. But all is not lost , his wife Padme gave birth while Anakin himself became reborn. As he became Darth Vader his son Luke and his daughter Leia were born and hidden from the Empire. Padme died after losing the will to live. Her cause of death was a broken heart. After finding out about her death through the force he secretly vowed to get revenge for what the Sith Lord did to him , he would plot against him many times until 18 years later when he discovers his son's existence. Darth Vader , Lord Sidius , and Commander Tarkand oversee the construction of the Death Star. Star Wars Episode IV : A NEW HOPE
Luke Skywalker , Anakin Skywalker's son takes over the role as the main protagonist. A boy who knows nothing about his true past , he grows up to age 18 on the planet Tatooine his fathers home world. He is a farmer who dreams of adventure and fighting against the Empire.
He is watched over by an elderly Obi-Wan Kenobi that has grown senile in his age. Obi-Wan's Astromech Droid R2-D2 is sent via an escape pod with a secret message about Princess Leia Organnas capture. Luke happens to buy the droid from some Jawas and discovers the message.
Obi-Wan presents Luke with his fathers Lightsaber , this lightsaber was taken from Anakin as he burned alive on Mustafar. Under Order 66 all Jedi are to be destroyed.
Anakin heads to the Jedi temple and murders
everyone in the building. He kills every single Child
in training with nothing held back. Obi-Wan discovers
the fake order to return to the temple shortly after everyone who came back was murdered by Anakin. He sees footage of Anakin killing the children. Luke receives Jedi training from Obi-Wan Kenobi while trying to find the princess. They discover the Death Star and are immediately pulled in by the tractor beam. They discover the princess on board and free her , Obi-Wan finds Darth Vader and challenges him to one last duel. They fight briefly but Obi-Wan uses a Jedi technique invented by Qui-Gon that allows the user to transform into the force. Darth Vader swings at him but misses as Obi-Wan dissappears into nothingness. The Prophecy has been foretold... After the destruction of the first Death Star Luke finally encounters Darth Vader again in Star Wars Episode V : The Empire Strikes Back. A now more well trained Luke Skywalker , who is every bit as impatient as his father tries to challenge Darth Vader to another duel. He loses and has his right hand cut off. It is then revealed to Luke that Darth Vader is his father. The stories about Darth Vader killing his father were lies , this shakes Luke to his core. Darth Vader offers to have Luke serve beside him and help him overthrow the Emperor , Luke refuses and leaps to a ventilation shaft in order to escape. "Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father."-Vader
"He told me enough... He told me YOU killed him."-Luke
"No, I am your father."-Vader
"NO! That's not true , Thats Impossible!"-Luke
"Search Your feelings Luke you know it to be true"-Vader
"Join me and together we could rule the galaxy as father and son!"
"I'll never join YOU!"-Luke Star Wars Episode VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI
Luke Skywalker and his friends have thwarted
the plans of the Empire yet again , and Luke Skywalker
tries to find Vader again in order to try to change him back to the Light side of the Force. He says he can still feel the good inside of his father , as they attack the New Death Star our Heroes meet yet again. "I am a JEDI like my father before me."-Luke Skywalker It has all lead up to this , Luke Skywalker attempts to save
his father one last time as they fight in front of the Sith Lord. Before the final blow could be struck , Luke is attacked by the Sith Lord. This triggers Darth Vaders fatherly rage and gives him the opportunity he has long been waiting for. The chance to kill his master. In a final act of revenge Darth Vader lifts the Sith Lord into the air and gets electrified by the powers of Force Lightning. It severely damages his life support suit , he throws the Sith Lord into the abyss and lays down to die. Luke rushes to his fathers side and Vader requests to see him with his own eyes. He was the chosen one in the end , the one who brought balance to the force. By removing all of those who would threaten the galaxy , by removing the Jedi and the Sith alike he has equalized both sides. With his son and daughters help they defeated the Dark Side and in the end Anakin was redeemed , he then transformed into the force as the Death Star explodes ina blaze of glory over Endor. The Saga Continues?
With the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker completed it is unlikely that we will see anymore of him in the films. Although Disney has begun work on the next trilogy of Star Wars movies Episode VII -IX are unlikely to follow the after story set in motion by the many books.
While Anakin has many many flaws I feel that he is a perfect candidate for the tragic hero tale. He fits into campbell's ideas of what a hero should be very well, he has a call to adventure , a refusal of his duties , a forbidden love with a temptress , he betrays everything he loves in order to save one person , he deals with a plethora of terrible events and even commits mass murder. He is everything a tragic hero should be , an all powerful and yet human individual who engages in extreme issues and yet still saves the galaxy in the end. His flaws are an extreme case of the humanity in all of us , and he is my Hero. Anakins background as a slave boy for the first 10 years of his life have a strong underlying influence on his character from a psychological standpoint. Normal Jedi are taken from their homes before they can remember it , but Anakin started a lot later in his life. This lead to him being arrogant and in a way rebellious from the start. Finding his mother tortured and dying caused Anakin to experience a large amount of rage. Having her die in his harms pushes him over the edge and allows himself to fall into the dark side temporarily. This is one reason why the Jedi do not like to teach children who grew up to certain ages , so that they wont experience this moment in their lives and so that they wont have temptation to lead them to the dark side. From a Feminist standpoint the final nail in the coffin to place him as a dark lord of the Sith is when he uses the force to attack his pregnant wife Padme. Doing this makes it very obvious that she has no control or say in what Anakin does. Even though they are married its all thrown out the window in this scene. From a Feminist point of view this moment , the moment
Anakin and Padme get married against the wills of their respective classes for the sake of true love shows how far they are willing to go for each other. They treat each other as equals and have a strong bond. He respects her and refuses to use the force on her , he wants to protect her and be her hero but he also recognizes that she can take care of herself. I think Coruscant is a characterization of the current economic class system in place in our society. The fact that we have a class system based on how much money we make was taken to the extreme level for this world and lead to its design being literal. Upper Class is on top , Lower class is on bottom. Coruscant is , in a post colonial sense the ultimate colony.
It has been colonized many measures beyond the point of the planets natural ability to support life. It was always a major capital world , but thousands of years have seen it become a massive layered colony. It became a capital after becoming so largely populated , due to its influence on the rest of the galaxy. This planet is colonized by energy exporters. People built massive floating structures to harness the heat generated by the planet and use it for power. It characterizes the highly anticipated climax of the trilogy and is a perfect fit for the final duel of heroes. A planet for power , where the heroes unleash their full power. Normally no one in their right mind would ever want to go here , but the rare minerals that are generated by this lava bathed planet present a major opportunity to make money. The Marxist point of view would agree that their society must make decisions based on economic value , in a galaxy of hundreds of billions of people rare minerals are even more sought after. That market must be tapped in order to generate more money for the government , the government being the Empire. The economy of Tattoine is founded on trade and slavery
being at the edge of the galaxy means that it is not policed by the Empire/Republic , in both era's they have no influence on Tattoine. This lack of influence is one of the reasons their economy needs to generate money doing things no one else would. As is western tradition , the hero must fall in love , love plays a big role in many western stories about heroes. Anakin is no exception , and becomes tempted by Padme. This sets into motion more events that will lead to his eventual downfall. Unfortunately true love does not help Anakin's journey get any easier.