Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Topics for Discussion

Terry Brooks
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Discuss Anakin Skywalker's image of himself as a hero during the period he is on Tatooine before leaving with Qui-Gon. Compare what he imagines himself doing in the future with the things he actually does in the present that mark him as having heroic qualities.

Discuss how Anakin's status as a slave affects his behavior. How does his behavior differ from that of a typical nine year-old boy who is not a slave? What character traits do you think he is developing as direct result of belonging to someone else as property? Which of these traits might be defended as being positive traits?

Contrast the slave status of Anakin and his mother with the status of slaves on plantations in the United States in the 1850's. Make particular reference to methods employed to prevent slaves from escaping, living conditions, and privileges accorded to slaves with special skills...

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