Interesting Read I found today! Let me know what you think Why the Jedi deserve to Fall
Posted by Ozzy667 on Jul 7th, 2013
In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m a big Star Wars nerd so if you don’t like it, there’s the door.
I was watching the Season Finale of The Clone Wars Season 5 last week, so if you haven’t seen it yet there are SPOILERS AHEAD!
In the final few episodes of the season Padawan Ahsoka Tano is framed
for murder and has to go on the run to prove her innocence. She is
expelled from the Jedi order because of the “overwhelming” evidence
against her, despite the fact that she pleads innocence from the start.
When it is finally resolved and they realise Ahsoka was indeed
framed, she is offered her role in the Jedi Order once more. Rightly
Asoka walks away from the order and rejects them. She was correct as
well; they were so quick to jump to conclusions and not give her the
benefit of the doubt.
This is then pretty much repeated when Anakin ends up turning to the
Dark Side in Revenge of the Sith. None of the Jedi order trust Anakin,
especially Mace Windu and Yoda; so they prevent him from becoming a Jedi
Master. Little do they realise that it is because of their distrust
that his anger towards them is growing and it is due to them that he
eventually turns bad. You have to think, if they’d just made him a
master then they could have prevented all of this from happening.
The Jedi had essentially become arrogant and complacent, thinking
that only their ways were right and when Obi-Wan says to Anakin at the
end “I have failed you” he was utterly right. He and the other Jedi
completely failed him. Obi-Wan doesn’t even try to really reason with
him and decides he is lost. So what does he do? He leaves his best
friend lying in agony, on fire.
I always had a real problem with this as the Jedi are always talking
about “compassion”; really? When does this compassion start? Before or
after you cut off Anakin’s legs and leave him as a smoldering wreck?
Sure he may be a bit of a nutjob, but you could at least throw a bucket
of water on him.
The person who comes to save him is The Emperor; sure, he may be
evil, but if it wasn’t for him then Anakin would have been left to die
and then in 20 years no one would throw the Emperor over the balcony on
the Death Star. The Emperor’s compassion for Anakin is ultimately his
Yoda himself even says he failed, so by the time Sith has ended they
have finally realised that it was their fault all along, but too late,
too late was the cry.
They were so blind to what was really going on that the Jedi
essentially ended up destroying themselves. If they had believed in
Anakin, he could have stopped Palpatine and the Jedi may have been
saved, as well as the Galaxy.
The funny thing is, it’s Anakin’s compassion for his son in Return of
the Jedi that turns him back to good side and he redeems himself with
the single action of destroying the Emperor.
So remember kids, next time you’re training someone and they get
pissy about becoming a Jedi master, just let them have it and save the
universe some hassle.