I'm putting this article under Protagonism even though it only exists because I raise this point in my critique of Star Wars, since it's a moral analysis rather than a storytelling critique. Anyway, here's why the Jedi are far from the perfect heroes they're portrayed to be, and arguably even more bad than good:

  1. The Jedi support a government.

  2. The Jedi forbid revenge (ironic since they support a government, and all governments take revenge).

  3. My main criticism of the Jedi order's spirituality would be the way it seems to revolve around the suppression of emotion. Emotions are a beautiful part of human nature, and while it's true they can be a source of temptation, they can also be a source of motivation. Anger, shame, sympathy, and many others can inspire a person to stick their neck out to fight evil, seek self-improvement, or make sacrifices for the less fortunate. Even if you don't believe in retribution, anger can at least help ward off fear.

  4. The Jedi have a chain of command. This is absolutely senseless in a religious order based on a static creed.

  5. The Jedi forbid romance. This stems from their suspicion of emotion, and so, my same argument applies. There's no reason a Protagonist mage warrior would be forbidden from partaking in reproduction.


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