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Lessons from Star Wars

// March 22nd, 2007 // 5 Comments » // Blog

Last night, i had the pleasure of finally catching the last episode (chronologically-speaking) of the infamous Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith. Being a prequel, i knew what to expect from the story line, but it was still worth the watch, just to see how things end up the way they do. The funny thing was, deep down, i still yearned for a 'happy' ending, where Anakin Skywalker somehow altered his fate to become Lord Vader, by giving two fingers to the 'dark side' – but alas, it was not to be.

I noticed that this episode registered especially high on the morality-meter, and had a lot to say about politics, relationships and life, in general. Although I am not really a Star Wars enthusiast, my efforts to explain some of the more intriguing lessons i weaned from the film has lead to my essay becoming too long to be read in one sitting. So, in typical George Lucas-style, i have split it into three parts, which i will post over the next few days. I am also issuing a spoiler warning, as i talk about various subplots in detail.

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