The Hermit Sooner or later, the Fool will ask himself the age-old question: "Why?" He becomes absorbed with the search for answers out of a need to find out why people live, if only to suffer and die. The Hermit is the one who has looked inward, trying to understand his feelings and motivations. The Fool may seek a teacher or guide who can give him direction. Yoda is the Hermit. As head of the Jedi Council, Yoda is very powerful and has many responsibilities, yet the wizened Jedi takes time away to meditate and to determine what is happening for himself. He relies on his inner self to understand the galaxy. In the latter trilogy, of course, both Yoda and Obi-Wan are forced to become hermits in order to survive, and I'm sure Yoda tried to find answers to the suffering of the galaxy and answer for himself the question "Why?"