Darth Vader 's Personality Theories Essay

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Darth Vader The all time most hated villain in a movie would have to be Darth Vader (also known as Anakin Skywalker) from Star Wars (Lucas, 1983) (Lucas, 2005). Darth Vader appears in four movies in the Star Wars Saga, but in this assignment will be focused on “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” (Lucas, 1983) and Star Wars Episode 3 made by George Lucas (Lucas, 2005). Episode 3 is key to Anakin’s/Vader’s psychological transformation to Darth Vader mean while “The Return of the Jedi” is the conclusion to the saga and key to his character. The personality theories that will be chosen are Sigmund Freud’s Personality Theory and the big 5 trait (Wood, Wood, Wood & Desmarais, 2008) to describe his behavior. The movie possesses conflict and family, sacrifice and loyalty good versus evil, betrayal and friendship. It takes place in a galaxy, were characters travel from planet to planet to fight the Empire. Anakin Skywalker was a hero that is seduced by Emperor to become his new apprentice called Darth Vader. The only hopes for the galaxy are Anakin's own twin children that were both born and kept secret, they were meant to grow up to become heroes and save the galaxy (Lucas, 2005). The Empire wants to get rid of the rebels with a second powerful Death Star while the Rebels plan a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker who is part of the small Rebellion decides to stand up against his father Darth Vader and the evil Emperor as well. In the last second, Darth Vader makes a critical choice and he destroys the Emperor by sacrifice and saves his son. The death of the Emperor caused the Empire to finally defeated after many years and Anakin Skywalker/Vader dies as a hero (Lucas, 1983). According to Freud, the key to a healthy personality is a balance between the id, the ego, and the superego (Wood, Wood, Wood & Desmarais, 2008).

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