Inferno Connection

Discussion in 'Revenge of the Sith (Non-Spoilers)' started by Darth-Seldon, Jun 13, 2005.

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  1. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

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    In Dante's Inferno, it is said that all of the great traitors of history were to be found in the lowest level of hell. In this low area, they are usually eaten for eternity by the Devil or they sit in a frozen lake.

    Lucas loves to use settings as symbols of heaven and hell. It is seen on Bespin, the mirror image on Kamino. It doesn't take a lot of thought to conclude that Mustafar is a hell. So it seems that after Anakin betrays the Jedi Order, Sidious sends him to hell.

    I don't know if Lucas is actually basing some of this on Dante, it just seemed like an interesting connection.

    Traitors being sent to hell.

    -Seldon
  2. Ana_Labris Jedi Master

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    There was also one interpretation of the Devil as a fallen Angel, sitting in a frozen lake of his own tears - and Anakin cries a lot in the movie.
  3. Latorski Force Ghost

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    Traitors being sent to hell.

    Not just Anakin, but also the Separatists, who are traitors to the Republic.
  4. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

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    Great point, they all end up on Mustafar.


    Darth-Seldon
  5. Worst_Jedi_Ever Force Ghost

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    This is a neat idea, considering the fates of the characters who travel to "Hell":

    The Seppies are all killed.
    Anakin is crippled and doomed to a living hell.
    Padme dies as a result of trauma she experiences while she's there.

    Obi-Wan is kind of an interesting one--he journeys into Hell and survives. Then again, he does age tremendously over the 18 years following his journey to the netherworld. ;)

    WJE
  6. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi will forever be haunted by the events that occured on Mustafar. A fiery death in the larva rivers, might have been better for him. He has to be tormented by his failure for the rest of his life. Mustafar, and Anakin changed Kenobi forever. The man he was, no longer existed.

    Anakin transforms from good to evil.
    Palpatine physically transforms from normal to hideous.
    Kenobi has a mental transformation. From the confident and content Jedi Master to the uncertain and sad hermit.

    Revenge of the Sith is all about transformation.

    Darth-Seldon

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