Why is Spring always a busy season?
Finished my term paper but I’ll leave it alone for a bit before printing it out (it was originally due 4/28 but my teacher’s changed the date to 5/5). While writing the paper this weekend, I’ve had Star Wars, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith on for background noise. Earlier this morning, I was almost done the movie (and almost done my paper) when I noticed something intriguing. It was the part where Anakin leaps over Obi-Wan and winds up losing a good number of limbs in the process. Anakin tumbles down the ravine (or whatever it's called), stops, and kind of lays there for a second before moving. When the camera pans back to Obi-Wan, he has this look on his face like, "Oh shit, I didn't kill him after all. Son of a bitch!" (on my DVD, it happens at about the 1:59:36 mark). Interesting. It’s almost like, if that blow had killed Anakin, it would have "made things easier" for Obi-Wan if that makes any sense. Now he has to debate what to do next. On-screen this translates to him walking away, which seems pretty cold-hearted. In the novelization, he rationalizes this choice by telling himself that enough people have died today, he can't bring himself to kill Anakin when the latter is defenseless now, but Padme's still alive and at least he can help her, so that's how he'll make it up to Anakin, by making sure Anakin's family is okay, etc. And if this paper can make it to my professor’s desk without the topic changing from depersonalization in The Moonstone to gender subtext in Star Wars, then I might not fail this class after all.