The On The Planet Of Tatooine

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... on the planet of Tatooine – a desolate place seemingly made of solely sand, ruled not just by one sun but two – a young slave boy born to no father, spends his free time piecing together crafts from rusted junk to race in the lawless pod-races. Cursed with a name (at the time) of no significance, Anakin Skywalker is blind to the midi-chlorians racing through his veins and to the fact that he holds the greatest energy the force has ever seen. That is, until he is discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn and invited on a mission to protect the galaxy from the evil of Darth Maul, a Sith lord. Did I lose you yet? If you’re a dedicated Star Wars fan you might have been able to make sense of that chaos. However,…show more content…
These prequels depict the events that led up to the fate of Darth Vader and the birth of the original trilogy star, Luke Skywalker. I’ve set out to analyze the intertextuality established within the original Star Wars trilogy and presented in the prequel Episode I: The Phantom Menace. My mom has always had a thorough obsession with the Star Wars films, this is probably directly related to the fact that the original film was the first movie she ever saw in theater. Thus, I was raised on intergalactic comparisons and plastic light saber battles. And somehow I managed to keep up without ever seeing the films through my own eyes; I knew that two giant twisted buns over your ears was credited to Princess Leia but I had no knowledge of what exactly she was ruling (a kingdom, a planet, a galaxy?) I didn’t know the difference between the galactic republic and the galactic empire. Prior to a remarkably miserable day my senior year of high school, I had never paid mind to the
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