What a wonderful thread! I am relatively new here, otherwise I would have added my thoughts long ago. So much wisdom has been expressed by everyone - I really don't have more to add. Obi-Wan is an exemplerary Padawan, who becomes a powerful Knight, and is then fated to suffer years of betrayal and heartache. Finally, in his twilight years, Luke comes along and Obi-Wan sets in motion wheels that will make the world right again. He achieves peace in the Force and remains a true Jedi to the end. When I think of him on Tatooine, I feel quite sad, and then I have to remind myself of this wonderful ode that is so very applicable to Obi-Wan on Tatooine. "We are the music-makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams. Wandering by lonely sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams; World losers and world foresakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet, we are the movers and shakers Of the world forever it seems." Substitute Jundland wastes for lonely sea-breakers and desolate streams and you get the picture. But, let's remember, if it hadn't been for Obi-Wan's moving and shaking, the world would not have seen the return of the Jedi.