Oedipus

Oedipus the Jedi

Oedipus the Jedi

Luke Skywalker’s inherent curiosity about, and eventual fear of, his father are poignantly linked throughout The Empire Strikes Back. Curiosity and fear are in this sense marked as a significant symbolic duality – just as Vader might be seen as a Jungian Shadow of Luke, an ‘inner demon' which stands against and opposite other parts of the self, yet another amalgam of curiosity and fear.