We saw some wild animals running around...

  • Somewhere in Rural America

I'm thinking about the moment Darth Vader is unmasked as he dies in his son's arms. He wants to see his son with his biological eyes. The thing inside the armor and mask turns out to be as frail as a wounded animal. Is this the essence of Vader? Is he finally being honest to us? Absolutely not. Vader is a human, and a human is always a humanmachine. Technology is our species being. We have no weapons in our mouths, we are hairless, we have small guts, we are incomplete. If you remove our tools, we are nothing, we are ghosts. It is our machines that make us human. Vader should have kept his mask on when died in his son's arms. This was truly him, a human being.