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Old February 1 2013, 01:30 AM   #70
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Re: Poor Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru... Oh Well!

Gaith wrote: View Post
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I don't think it's fair to say that the fact that Luke addresses them with the titles of Uncle and Aunt implies they have a sour relationship.
A relationship doesn't have to be actively bad/"sour" to be relatively loveless. I agree with what people have said about the emotional logic framework of movies, but if we stick to the in-universe text, I don't see much evidence that they were all that close. Doesn't mean they weren't... but I think there's room for differing interpretations.

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two people who have raised him from birth
Again, while probably the case, this is never explicitly stated in ANH, and is therefore speculation.
Oh come on.

We are shown that he is a kid living with an aunt and uncle who obviously have had a long term relationship with him. What you have to assume, unless told otherwise, is that he has been with them most if not all of his life. Given no information to the contrary, why would anyone assume Luke had been with them only what, one year? 2 years? 3 years?
Duckman: I'll never forget the last thing my father said to me...
Cornfed: "Careful son, I don't think the safety's on"?
Duckman: BEFORE THAT!!!
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