Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Themes

Terry Brooks
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The theme of selflessness is explored in this book, as can be seen by the opposition of those who care for others versus those who care only for themselves. These very lines differentiate between the Jedi and the Sith. Indeed, the Jedi are taught from less than a year old to bring their emotions into an ego-free harmony, not allowing themselves ego-centered emotions which could make them vulnerable to the dark side. The Jedi serve as peacemakers, trying to bring justice and equality to creatures throughout the galaxy. They act under laws and take orders from the head of the Republic's government, the Supreme Chancellor, who is supposed to confer with the Senate. Thus, the Jedi seek to act in accordance with the larger community, obeying lawful and cooperative procedures.

The Sith scorn cooperative ways, believing in power for power's sake. They care only for themselves and as an...

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