Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Themes & Symbolism

Terry Brooks
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A central theme permeating all of the Star Wars episodes is the idea living things being in tune with the universe and conducting their lives according to principles that bring peace and productivity and a sense of balance with the whole universe. This is a theme that is principally exemplified by the Jedi Knights and their quest for connection with an elusive energy called simply the Force. One's ability to connect with the Force and let its influence work through one is cultivated almost from birth by the Jedi, who maintain an ethic of service to the community and of peacekeeping. In this episode in particular, the mechanism that allows humans (and by extension other living beings) is a microscopic organism named midi-chlorian, which acts as an intermediary between the Force and the being the midi-chlorians inhabit in a symbiotic relationship.

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