Character Profile: Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker is one of the heroes in the original Star Wars trilogy and makes appearances in the films “Revenge of the Sith,“ “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” “The Force Awakens,” “The Last Jedi,” and “The Rise of Skywalker” as well as multiple television series. Aliases: Commander Skywalker, YoungContinue reading “Character Profile: Luke Skywalker”

Luke Agrees to go to Alderaan with Ben (A New Hope)

At first, Luke doesn’t want to go to Alderaan, as he needs to stay at home with his aunt and uncle. When Luke discovers that his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen have been killed by Empire, he now has nobody at home. The opportunity cost to Luke of leaving Tatooine is lower now that hisContinue reading “Luke Agrees to go to Alderaan with Ben (A New Hope)”

Luke and Ben Meet Han Solo (A New Hope)

Obi-Wan Kenobi takes Luke to the place with the most people to find a pilot – a bar. This is because it has the lowest search cost. To find a pilot to take them to Alderaan is challenging; however, they were able to find someone, Han Solo, fairly cheaply. Search costs are the time, energy,Continue reading “Luke and Ben Meet Han Solo (A New Hope)”

Yoda Training Luke to Become a Jedi (The Empire Strikes Back)

Luke goes to speak to Yoda in order to continue his Jedi training. Yoda initially told Luke that he was too old to begin the training and that it wasn’t worth it for him. Yoda did not think that Luke would be able to finish the training with the amount of time that he had.Continue reading “Yoda Training Luke to Become a Jedi (The Empire Strikes Back)”

The Cost of Luke’s College (A New Hope)

Luke gets upset when he can’t go off to flight academy in the upcoming fall as he must stay to help his Uncle Owen during the harvest. In order to be able to stay and help his uncle for one more harvest season, there are several things that Luke must forgo; the most valuable ofContinue reading “The Cost of Luke’s College (A New Hope)”

Luke purchases R2-D2 and C-3PO (A New Hope)

Luke and Owen switch the R2 units they wish to buy when a single part fails. A truly rational decision would factor in the expected failure of all parts; however, such an investigation would be too costly and they are limited to the knowledge that they have at hand. Thus they are using bounded rationality,Continue reading “Luke purchases R2-D2 and C-3PO (A New Hope)”

Luke Sells His Speeder (A New Hope)

Luke must sell his automobile in order to hire a pilot and ship to fly himself and Obi-Wan. Luke doesn’t get much in return for selling his automobile though since a newer model was released and they’re not in demand anymore. This is due to the increased demand in similar but newer and perhaps improvedContinue reading “Luke Sells His Speeder (A New Hope)”