Re: Suggestions for metamorphosis images

Gregory Sullivan (
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 21:51:41 -0500 (EST)

Michael Bowling said:
>Recall in _Return of the Jedi_ when Luke meets Ben's ghost. Ben says that
>Luke's father, Attican (sp?), ceased to exist when he was swayed over to
>the dark side. Of Darth Vader, Ben says, "He's more machine than man--
>twisted and evil." At the end of _Jedi_, a berserking Luke cuts off
>Vader's saber hand, and low!! it is artificial! Luke looks at his own
>prosthetic hand and realizes that he was becoming like his father-- more
>machine than man, spiraling enraged into the evil of the Dark Side. ...

This is a good point and illustrates that the attitude toward "machinery"
in the Star Wars trilogy is sometimes negative. Yet, two of the major
sympathetic characters are droids - 3PO and R2D2. The movies do not appear
to express a coherent theme.
Gregory Sullivan