Star Wars VII
Posted 29 December 2015 - 11:00 PM
My fiancé is currently reading Dune by Frank Herbert and he was telling me about how in the book there are "witches" known as the Bene Gesserit. They train themselves physically and mentally to gain superhuman abilities, including a power called "Voice". This is where the Bene Gesserit can gain control over someone simply by changing the tone and pace of their voices while giving a command.
In Star Wars, there is a scene where the main female protaganist, Rey, is being contained in a holding cell aboard a First Order ship. She calls to the stormtrooper who is guarding her, and attempts to use the Force to make him unlock her binds and allow her to leave the cell. The stormtrooper eventually obeys hers after she makes her request at a slower rate and in a voice with a higher pitch.
I've never read Dune, so it was my fiancé that brought to my attention the similarity between Rey and the Bene Gesserit. I thought it was pretty cool. Has anyone else been able to link the two together?
Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:51 AM
Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:54 AM
I enjoyed the scenes you are speaking of; it was the come back of "These are not the droids you're looking for."
I think the line that was most pertinent for ME at present was "if you only do what you can, you will always be what you are..." Boy did that ring true.
...From ev’ry depth of good and ill , The mystery which binds me still...— Poe
Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:30 AM
Star Wars is the story that has its setting based in the classics. It's the classic battle of good vs evil. My younger brother once wrote a paper in college comparing it to Arthurian legends and did a fantastic job of it. Of course, Arthurian legends have their basis in older, more ancient legends. I won't go into the details about it but it's easy to figure out who is whom with just a tweak or two.