by Love and Rock Music. (TCW) The first half of "Destroy Malevolence," as Anakin and Padmé make their way towards each other.
MISCELLANEOUS : ESSAYS / RANTS
This section will house essays and links to essays and discussions on Padmé and/or Anakin/Vader related topics, and will have links to discussions on previously said topics.
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[Previously hosted on Suite101.com]
The Prequel Feminism (Part
1 / Part
2), by Paul F. McDonald:
--Part 1: Queen Amidala in The Phantom Menace, and how she represents a unique kind of female empowerment. The incongruity that some see between Star Wars and feminism may not be so severe after all.
--Part 2: The role Padmé Amidala plays in Attack of the Clones, as she progresses on her own hero's journey.
[Previously hosted on Suite101.com] Of Innocence and Experience, by Paul F. McDonald: A character study of Anakin Skywalker which centers around some of the inherent conflicts he carries with him, as well as an exploration of some of the deeper themes in Attack of the Clones.
[Previously hosted on Suite101.com] Love and War, by Paul F. McDonald: This is an extensive look at the romance between Anakin and Amidala in Attack of the Clones, as well as the courtly tradition it reflects.
[Previously hosted on Suite101.com] Star Crossed, by Paul F.McDonald: A look at tales of love and woe the world over, as well as how they compare and contrast with the love of Anakin and Padmé.
[Previously hosted on Space.com] Amidala: The Goddess With Two Faces, by Paul F. McDonald. Anakin Skywalker isn't the only one meeting with the Campbellian goddess, who is also the Universal Mother, the archetypal feminine form that male egos often portray as mother and lover, protector and seducer.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] The Romance of Anakin and Padmé, by jedi-scholar: The first in a three-essay series exploring the connections between medieval romance and the Anakin Skywalker/Padmé Amidala relationship.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] Always Three There Are, by Lady Aeryn: Compares and contrasts the dynamics of the classic Arthurian triangle to those of the prequel trio.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] The Perils of Padmé: The Short Life and Fast Times of a Tragic Heroine, by lazypadawan: A study of Padmé's important and symbolic place in the prequel trilogy.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] Tall, Dark and Ruthless: The Romantic Appeal of Darth Vader, by Reihla: Studies the unusual appeal of the Dark Lord of the Sith.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] The Heart of the Matter: Padmé, Luke, and the Role of Compassion in Star Wars, by ami-padme: Looks at the role Padmé and Luke's compassion for Anakin (and for others) plays in the films.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] Distressing Damsel: Padmé Amidala as Fairy Tale Heroine, by Lady Aeryn: Explores Padmé's character as an interpretaion of the classic fairy tale heroine.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] Fire and Water: Anakin and Padmé, by lazypadawan: A look at the archetypes Anakin and Padmé fulfill as individuals and as a couple.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] The Women in Anakin's Life, by lazypadawan: Examines the role that Anakin's mother and wife play in his journey.
[Previously at SagaJournal.com] "I Can't Live Without Her": The destruction and re-emergence of the sacred feminine in Star Wars, by Lady Aeryn: Examines the goddess imagery of the Star Wars saga.