Tuesday, May 24, 2005
On this day:

Anakin, Othello, and Aristotle

Pejman Yousefzadeh:
...when one takes a larger look at the story of Anakin Skywalker's fall, one sees a special genius at work in the creation of that story.

And no, the genius in question is not George Lucas. Lucas succeeded in following the rules and using the elements of classical tragedy to tell the story of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. But those rules and elements were themselves laid down for posterity a long time ago, in a country relatively far away.