Star Wars Episode I

Author: Patricia C. Wrede

This Means War - Nickelback (Lyrics)

Summary

Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi are getting targeted by the trade federation because they are protecting the queen of Naboo. The trade federation is invading Naboo, and they want the queen to sign a paper to make the invasion legal. As the queen and the 2 Jedi are escaping, their spaceship can only make it a short way because they need a new part. The closest place they can land where the trade federation isn't is at Tatooine, which is a desert planet that they meet a slave boy that they can sense can become a Jedi. But on Tatooine they can't buy the part they need for the spaceship, so they have to get the slave boy to podrace, which is a version of racing but you use hovering "pods" that reach high speeds and are hard to control, to get the money to buy the part. In the end the slave boy named Anakin wins and is freed by Qui-Gon. Later they return to Naboo and Qui-Gon gets killed by an evil jedi, so Obi-Wan makes Anakin his Padawan

Man vs. Self

Anakin is struggling to know what will end up of his life. Also, Anakin wants to know if he will be able to go back to Tatooine and save his mom, who is also a slave, but he doesn't know if he will be able to do anything.

Quote From Book That Shows More About Conflict

Anakin says "I've lost everybody -Mom, Padme, all my friends at home, and now Qui-Gon."

Precept I Think Goes Well With Book

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Theme

"Things are not usually not as bad as you think they will be"

Characters

Main Character #1

Qui-Gon JInn

He is in his early 30's, has brown hair, and is a Jedi knight

Character Traits: Wise, fearless, and leadership

Main Character #2

Anakin Skywalker

He is an 8 year old boy, has brown hair, likes to play around with robotics, and likes to build things like robots and even built a pod racer

Character Traits: Smart, eager, confident

Some Symbolism From Book

Lightsabers symbolize protection for Jedi and Sith