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CT Luke's introduction to the Force

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by darthbarracuda, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    In A New Hope, Luke is in Ben Kenobi's hut, and he's being told what the Force is.

    You can't really see Luke's face in that particular shot when he's being told about it, but did anyone else think that Luke was probably thinking "Yeah, and where do those magic mushrooms grow again?"

    lol just always thought that Luke accepted the idea of the Force a little too quickly. I mean Obi-Wan didn't really show off his amazing magic tricks until Mos Eisley. Luke was pretty much following this hermit hippie guy without any real proof until then.
     
  2. AT-AT Walker

    AT-AT Walker Jedi Youngling

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    Hahaha :)

    Luke led a very boring existence. His uncle wanted him to be a moisture farmer while all his friends were leaving Tattooine. He was probably happy something different and unusual was happening and interested in it, since the rest of his life was such a boring chore with few friends left.
     
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  3. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    Please delete this message. It was accidental
     
  4. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Luke had heard of the Jedi Order, even though he didn't know much about them. So he had no trouble believing that something like the Force could exist, but truly grasping what it meant was a difficult thing to do. Which is why he had trouble with his training on Dagobah and is part of the reason the Jedi had preferred a lifetime of training, where it was easier to shape a mind around that.
     
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  5. Alessandro Sanfilippo

    Alessandro Sanfilippo Jedi Padawan star 1

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    If you got this two choices.

    1) Go back to the moist farm and cultivate moist whatever the heck that is. Sounds Boring.
    2) Or tag along with this crazy old guy, and his fantastic story.

    What would you choose.
     
  6. kubricklynch

    kubricklynch Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well judging by the Prequels, knowledge of the force was pretty common. In the EU Jedi are even heroes made into holofilms. So I wouldn't be surprised if Luke had heard something about Jedi powers at some point.
     
  7. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    It may have been common- but Palpatine put enough propaganda out, that by ANH people like Motti are sneering at the whole concept of the Force, Han thinks "it's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense" and so forth.
     
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  8. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    People heard of the Force, but even then, they didn't know much about it. Nute and Rune discuss having any previous encounters with a Jedi, while Obi-wan and Qui-gon are making their way to the bridge. Then they're crapping themselves as Qui-gon starts cutting his way through the blast doors.
     
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  9. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    But when he asked about the Force he was completely ignorant on it.
     
  10. DRush76

    DRush76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Shape a mind . . . or manipulate it?
     
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  11. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

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    You know, most of the conflicts in the GFFA was caused because of the Force.

    The Galaxy would be a lot better off without any Force.
     
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  12. darth-sinister

    darth-sinister Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Shape, of course. Luke has trouble believing what the Force can do, because he's gone his whole life not understanding it. Not even knowing of it. Yoda has to break his mind down and build it back up again. That's why he tells Luke that he must unlearn what he has learned. But growing up as a Jedi or a Sith, you come to understand the Force because it is a part of your life from the start. Luke couldn't lift the X-Wing because he didn't believe that it was the same as lifting Artoo and some rocks. Yet to one raised with the Force, it wouldn't be a question at all. It would just be natural to them.

    Life cannot exist without the Force.
     
  13. kubricklynch

    kubricklynch Jedi Knight star 3

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    He may not have heard the phrase, "The Force", but he still could have had knowledge of Jedi's having some sort of powers.
     
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