Film The Absolute Slave
posted by November 21 at 12:09 PMon
What’s missing in this image?
Let’s give the Princess Leia/Jabba the Hutt dynamic some thought. What is the meaning of this situation? To grasp the meaning, we must isolate the slave, Leia. We must remove her from the story. What is she in actuality? Her blood is royal. She holds a high position in the galactic society. So, her being a slave amounts to the ultimate shame. She has fallen from the very top to the very bottom of things. But could it happen any other way? A great person must have a great fall. How can you be great if your fall is not so great? To fall just part of the way down the social hierarchy is poor for a person of high standing. Even The Bible is aware of this fact: The fall, like the rise (or the return), must be total—the king/queen must become a slave, must become all that he/she is not.
Imagine if Princess Leia had fallen to the middle of the galactic society. Picture her selling robot parts in a small shop, haggling over prices, shaking hands when deals are struck. This fate is too shameful for her or any noble. No, all the way down she must go. The best for her is to be a slave, a zero, a chained body. An absolute power deserves nothing less than the absolute shame of being a powerless slave.