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I read several times here at tumblr that Anakin and Padme's relationship is dysfunctional, that Padme Agency was taken by him and they are both very dependent on each other emotionally, especially Anakin about Padme. Plus, I've read that Anakin is abusive toward his wife. I would like to know what you think about this subject if you would like to say. PS: English is not my first language, so excuse any mistake.
I’m no specialist on the matter, so whatever I say is just my opinion. Also, you’re lucky I just finished rewatching the entire series ;)
I don’t think it is dysfunctional. If people say that because it’s not perfect, then all relationships are dysfunctional. Actually, I think they function well together. Padmé is clearly the logical one while Ani is the emotional one and they balance each other very well.
Agreed. Anakin was (towards the end of rots) twisted by the dark side, but Anakin and Padme did have a true, meaningful love that if not marked by the deep tragedy of Anakin’s past and the decline of the Rebublic (hypocrisy and lack of compassion in the Jedi ranks) mixed with the trauma Anakin faced being in the clone wars, could have made it as a couple.
The lesson in these movies is not to ‘metaphorically spit on Anakin’s character’ with disgust. He did some terrible things and no one is denying that. But what you should really take away, and what I think Lucas wants us to take away from these movies and Anakin as a character is that we need to have patience, love, and kindness for each other and that we should be accepting of all people, no matter how different. The more we cast out people we don’t agree with, people who are odd, or unique or from different place, etc the more society regresses and decays. Now, not everybody who is cast out becomes a psychotic murderous villian like Vader, but things change for the bad for humanity as a whole when people are hateful and not accepting of each other. At least, that’s what I take away.
My entry for The Book Depository bookmark contest.
Did it in watercolor paper with watercolors and Sakura markers.
To do this I got inspired by Peter Pan’s lines: “To die would be an awfully big adventure” and “To live would be an awfully bid adventure”. Reading to me is a big adventure and thus this line was born :)
I got inspired, that is why there is great instead of big (no, I just didn’t remember if it was great or big and so I went with great cuz it looked better)
“There are a million different opinions and a million different people,I get it that not everyone is going to like everything you do. And I get that no matter what, you are going to be criticized for something. But I also get there are different kinds of ways to criticize someone. There is constructive criticism, there is professional criticism and there’s just being mean.This happens no matter what you do, no matter how old you are, no matter what your job is… there is always going to be someone who is just mean to you. And dealing with that is all you can control and how you handle it. This song is about how I handle it.”