|"It's an elegant weapon," as Obi-Wan comments, not because of the rhythmic humming noise it makes, or the color of the beam, but because of the inner-strength of the one yielding it and the testimony it provides. Please, recall, the light saber is a update of the sword, the ultimate symbol of the knight. Feminists and queer theorists (no, really, it's called Queer theory) will say this is a phallic symbol imposing "Might is right," and of course, might is never right, etc. This is a perfect example of the spread of dis-information. It's not the kind of physical might they want you to believe, rather, it's the moral might that is always right (and, perhaps they don't want you to believe in that, either, they really only want us to believe what they themselves have been programmed to believe) and this interpretation is only validated by the "light" aspect of the saber (the "sword of truth" and the "light in the darkness" combing symbolic force into one, tangible material object). The color of the light of the saber is also important, for example, in the image below, when Luke loses his hand and his saber, it's a pale blue: blue is the color of wisdom and sadness, because of the path of wisdom is the painful lessons of life. Luke has wisdom, however, Vader's saber is red and, we can say, it is so because of the hate and malice he has nurtured in his soul; in this case, Luke's pale wisdom (after all, it's not a deep blue saber, but a pale blue) is insufficient to overcome the depths of Vader's evil. This, however, changes in Return Of the Jedi.|
Let me clarify. Luke makes an ultimate statement of, not only free will, but also of individuality. Vader wears the black mask and suit because he has lost all his individuality and free will, he does the bidding of the Emperor who uses Vader's wrath against him to control him; Luke won't be controlled, even by the worst news he has ever received (Vader is his father), but stands against it and refuses to give in even if it means losing his life. Now, given today's entitlement wave of brainwashing and victim-hood, culture trying to tell us that everyone is gay--or if they are not gay, they are sleeping with anyone and everyone--Luke's loss of his right hand is a profound reminder of what he gained when he sacrificed it: his own self.
|In a very real sense, we can compare the "falling hand with a light saber" to the glass slipper depicted in Cinderella (2015) which you can watch here. Luke is known for his biopic hand, Cinderella for her glass slipper: it's not a matter of "reducing" a person's identity to an object or just one item, rather, recognizing the power objects have to communicate to us about our individuality and how an entire story can be summoned by the mind with just the slightest hint.|
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