Leia Character Analysis

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`Choice Novel Project In the book Leia, Princess of Alderaan, the main protagonist of the book, Leia Organa, is a complex character because she goes through emotional, psychological, and moral changes throughout the book. When the reader first meets Leia she is nervous about her Day of Demand because she’s afraid that she might not pass her challenges to be able to inherit the throne. However, after seeing the struggles that people had to go through, for example the famine, and how people live poorly. She saw the poverty on the other side of the galaxy, which made her want to contribute more. At the end of the book, Leia changes from a nervous girl who relied on her parents to a girl who was not afraid to make her own decisions, no matter the…show more content…
At the beginning of the book Leia was acting like age, always being worried about stuff and and is not afraid of anything. Leia says “I’m not going to be struck by lightning, Besides I like the storm”(Gray 13). This is significant because Gray is showing the readers that Leia is still young and at the beginning of the book and she’s not afraid of being struck by lightning, still shows that she’s still acts like her age and doesn’t listen to anyone but herself. Therefore, the reader is able to know that Leia was acting childish at the beginning of the book. An example of Leia being a different character at the end of the book is shown when she is delivering humanitarian resources to people in need on the planet Wobani. “Maybe you could spend those moments finding people in the most need, like the elderly and sick”(Gray 243). This is significant because it is showing how Leia has into a young, capable adult and wants to help the needy and will do whatever it takes and it also shows she’ll listen to others because she wants everyone to get something to eat. Therefore, it showed how Leia has grown from the beginning of the book to the end of the book and how she started caring more and not…show more content…
This theme runs through the book and affects Leia and all the main characters in the book. For Leia, the protagonist in the book, she is training to become heir to the throne so that she can represent and serve her people. She would also help others in the galaxy by going on Humanitarian missions. Leia’s parents feel obligated to serve other people. This is why they started a rebellion so that they could help people who were opposed to the Empire. They believed they could create a new order that would promote democracy and not tyranny. Leia’s first love Kier feels obligated to become a senator so that he can represent his home planet. All these characters in the book want to be part of something big for the benefit of others. One example that supports the theme is when Leia is on her Day of Demand and states that she’s going to her complete her training so that she can serve Alderaan(her home planet) as the princess. Leia says, “When I have undertaken these challenges and succeeded in them, you must invest as crown princess of Alderaan”(Gray 7). This is significant to the theme because she is going to serve Alderaan which will give her the tools to help her lead her community on Alderaan. Therefore, Leia is showing how she has an obligation to serve her planet. Another example that supports the theme is when she goes on a different humanitarian relief mission on the poor side
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