Coffee With Kenobi had a three part analysis of the Clone Wars’s Mortis Trilogy that’s well worth reading.
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A new essay on Cantina Cast discusses the baptism motif in the Star Wars saga.
And, this oldie but goodie from Making Star Wars.net makes the case that Padmé Amidala is the hero(ine) of TPM.
Joseph Tavano is back with the second part of his theory on what he believes is Padmé’s “true” cause of death. What it boils down to is Darth Sidious “killed” both Padmé and Anakin and used their life force to bring Darth Vader to life. And yes, Palpatine was the one keeping Vader afloat all along.
Do you really think a little electricity is enough to bring Darth Vader down? Does he really look that fragile? He may be an egghead at the end, but Anakin was TOUGH. A few seconds of Force lightning just isn’t enough to bring the Chosen One down.
But, the death of Darth Vader makes much more sense when we understand that the life force he was given was suddenly severed by the death of Darth Sidious.
In case you missed it, there’s a piece on starwars.com about the role of mentors in the saga; I thought it was interesting and refreshing that he mentions Padmé’s role as a mentor to Anakin.
Also on starwars.com is a neat post about the shadow figure in mythology and how it figures in Star Wars.
A new blogger on The Cantina Cast has a post you will all love, The Star Wars Connection: Depth of the Prequels. The author has been a fan since ANH came out, like me, so I can definitely relate to his POV.
The prequels are as much an important part of the Saga as the original trilogy. We can find opportunities to bond with the characters, feel the moral conflict they face and walk their journey as they realize their full potential or destiny. When an audience identifies with the characters then the story truly comes to life. It did for me. How about you?
Becca Benjamin is back with another blog post, “Are You An Angel”, an essay about Padmé’s connection with Luke. I have thought of Luke as being Padmé’s avatar in many ways, so this was a pretty interesting perspective.
starwars.com has an interesting look at the meal scenes in the prequel trilogy (there’s a previous installment about similar scenes in Eps IV-VI) and what they mean. Don’t laugh! They’re not stuck in there for no reason.
Becca at Coffee With Kenobi posted “So Love Has Blinded You”, an interesting look at Padmé’s love for Anakin.
Aaaand, here’s an interesting theory on what caused Padmé’s death…hint, it wasn’t a broken heart. I think it was more of a symbiotic thing with Anakin but hey, it’s a creative theory and I give props to the author for watching ROTS 500 times.
Update: On Rebel Force Radio’s Facebook post about the Retrozap piece, Pablo Hidalgo responded: “You know, the heart beats between both medical centers were carefully sound designed….”