Top 10 Star Wars Quotes (and what makes them great)31.07.08 # Top Ten # 40 Comments
9. “The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be… Unnatural.”
Film: Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Who: Senator Palpatine to Anakin Skywalker
What makes it great?
Eerie! In the scene mentioned, Senator Palpatine and Anakin attend a bizarre operatic style performance with an aesthetic baritone vocal underlay. Palpatine literally spits out this line to Anakin, in his serpent like tone, as he draws him to the Dark Side using a story that echoes Garden of Eden-style temptation. At the centre of Anakin’s mental corruption lies his vulnerability. His relationships with mentors such as Palatine define his instability and insecurities throughout the first three episodes.