Padme Amidala Character Analysis

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Sci - fi movies were always known to be a “ boys thing ” and this included the Star Wars movie series. At first the Star Wars franchise were popularized amongst young teen and adults, which the majority were males. This has started to change gradually with the introduction of a strong traditional female protagonist - Queen Padme Amidala, in the original trilogy, followed up by few female character in the latter movies.
Queen Padme Amidala was the very first dominant female character introduced in the Star Wars movie series. She is the elected Queen of Naboo, and her characteristic were fierce, independent, and intelligent. She has the ability and the strength to protect herself with expendable decoys and to make a great shift in the Galactic Senate by making a strong opinion towards one of the major leaders - Chancellor Valorum regarding her confidence to rely on them. Later on in the series she becomes the senator of Naboo and portrayed a charismatic
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Unlike queen Padme, her characteristics were uppity royal, sarcastic, tough and brave. Upfront she acts as a royal princess, but inside she is one of the toughest person. In the movie “ Return of the Jedi ” she gets kidnapped by one of the antagonist, Jabba Desilijic Tiure who is more commonly known as Juba the Hutt and she was objectified as his sex slave. She was forced to dress in a revealing gold bikini, which at that time caused a big issue, as this was the most inappropriate outfit that was worn by a female character in Star Wars. However, regardless of how she was dressed, she effectively turned the symbol of oppression to her advantage and although she wasn’t alone she successfully saved herself from the degradation of being sexually assaulted and exploited by her disgusting “owner”, Juba the Hutt. From this change in the attitude of the female characters we can see how the evolving society is changing the traditional female
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