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Star Wars a New Hope: A Justified Revolt

Updated on December 31, 2017
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Patrick has been working as a freelance writer for the past 3 years

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In the Film, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) we come to learn some important things about the Rebel Alliance and the Empire. In his conversation with Luke, Obi-Wan explain of his former life as a Jedi Knight and how the Galactic Republic peacekeepers were wiped out by the Empire. This dialogue helps us understand that the Empire is evil. We also get to learn how Vader turned to the dark side and went on to kill Luke's father (Anakin). In addition, the Empire is in the process of building the Death Star; a weapon that has can destroy other planets with ease, and thus secure the power of the Empire. These are some of the reasons that justify the rebellion in their revolt against the Empire.

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In the film, we also learn about the "Force" which not only gives Jedi their power, and can therefore be used to do good. However, it can consume a Jedi, causing them to do evil and become destructive. Given that the Empire is on the dark side, and wants to use their power to dominate others, the Rebellion's revolt is justified given that they are fighting a force that aims to oppress them further using fear and intimidation. With the new weapon, the Empire has the ability to enslave the people and exploit them. This therefore threatens the freedom, rights and liberty of all the other planets and people, which would ultimately create a slave and master system. With superior weapons and absolute power, leaders have been able to oppress and exploit their people in various countries around the world, which has led to a rise of rebel groups. In the film, the rebel group is trying to prevent this from becoming a reality. Standing up against an oppressive power is therefore both justified and right.

© 2017 Patrick

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