Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by battlewars, May 7, 2005.
was it stupid for the jedi to take anakin away when he was so old?
I think the correct question would be "was it stupid for the jedi to take anakin away when he was so OLD?..."
What is your definition of stupid?
It was a mistake, at the very least. The only reason he gets trained is because Qui-Gon insisted Obi-Wan do it. I think Yoda relented because he was afraid Obi-Wan would train Anakin anyway without the council's approval. This would have put the Jedi Council in a very awkward position. They would have had to punish Obi-Wan somehow, maybe even expel him from the Order. I think Yoda, who is a master diplomat, was just picking his battles. What would be worse to Yoda at that point: training a boy whose future is clouded, or expelling a Jedi with as much potential as Obi-Wan? I think a rogue ex-Jedi is much more dangerous in the long run to Yoda since he didn't know what would happen to Anakin at the time.
Yes because he was not the chosen one, Quigon was. They should have thanked him for being so selfless and then left him on tatooine to die a slave.
its better than plunging the galaxy into darkness
Leave Anakin to die a slave on Tatooine? Awfully cruel thing for the supposed heroes of the stories to do. I'm all for shades of grey in the PT, but that certainly would've put a damper on my sympathetic feelings to the Jedi of the PT.
I don't think it was stupid, per se, but I don't think Anakin should have been a Jedi. Rescuing him was a kindly, well-deserved effort. Training him, though...might have been much easier to set him up with a foster family and just let him grow up to do what he wanted. The Council allowed Obi Wan's stubborn will and their own fear of the Sith to direct their actions, and it led to ill ends.
How was Qui Gonn the chosen one?
It was the Jedi who took him away. It was Qui-Gon Jinn, a maverick Jedi Master with lots of insight and wisdom. He had a feeling that Anakin was the Chosen One and he had potential to be a great Jedi. But I don't think it was wrong. Anakin deserved better than a slave's life and he needed to be free. Qui-Gon felt it was the right thing to try to set him free and nuture whatever Jedi abilities the boy may have had.
i'm sorry i forgot he was a slave
If it was stupid to train Anikin at his age, then Obi-wan must have been really stupid to want to train Luke