The Last Command Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What techniques are used by Zahn to introduce the characters in the first three chapters of The Last Command?

Many of the characters of The Last Command are from the original Star Wars movies. They are introduced in a way that might assume the reader is already familiar with their previous adventures. The newer characters from Zahn's earlier two Star Wars novels are introduced in a similar way, which could confuse new readers who have not experienced the other two books.

2. How does C'baoth overtake the planet Ukio?

C'baoth controls the minds of the pilots to lead them into thinking the Empire has a new weapon. Consequently, the planet Ukio surrenders, which means that the Empire has just taken a planet with its full defenses and shield still intact.

3. What is significant about the mission Leia is on in Chapter 1, and what are her concerns?

Leia is on her last diplomatic mission before giving birth to twins. As the Millennium Falcon escapes Imperial Tie fighters, she is concerned about her babies, her brother, Luke, and the amount of clones being produced.

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