Character Profile: Owen and Beru Lars

Owen and Beru Lars are Luke Skywalker’s uncle and Aunt who make appearances in “Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith,” “A New Hope,” and multiple television series. Aliases: Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru Owen is Anakin’s stepbrother and Beru is Anakin’s stepsister-in-law. The couple raises Luke until they are killed by Stormtroopers afterContinue reading “Character Profile: Owen and Beru Lars”

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)”