One of the biggest questions that fans had leaving Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year – was who Rey’s parents were. The Jakku scavenger had been deserted on the planet when she was only a child, and while the film contained a number of hints about her possible lineage, nothing concrete was provided throughout the film. Much to fans’ chagrin, and J.J. Abrams’ clear enjoyment.
One of the biggest hints though, came during the interrogation scene between Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren and Daisy Ridley’s Rey, in which he attempts to read her mind to find the map that BB-8 showed her, leading to the missing Luke Skywalker. During the scene, at one point Ren provokes Rey by shoving her loneliness in her face, and the island that she imagines at night, during her dreams.
Here’s the full quote from the scene:
“You’re so lonely… so afraid to leave… At night, desperate to sleep… you imagine an ocean. I see it — I see the island…”
Then when Rey journeyed to an island at the end of the film, where she found Luke, many fans believed that meant she was Luke’s daughter, always having the answer to her father’s location in her subconscious, but never quite realizing it, though the film never confirmed if that was actually the case or not. Or if the islands were even the same.
“Rey,” Leia began, “may the Force be with you.” Those words were still echoing in Rey’s head as she flew the Flacon high above Ahch-To. Rocky islands blanketed with beautiful green trees jutted from the water that covered the planet. Rey recognized the landscape from her dreams. She had imagined the place thousands of times without realizing it was waiting for her.”
It should be noted right away that this book is in fact, considered canon, and should therefore be treated as such. It’s nice to know for sure that the island was the same from Rey’s dream after all, and the inference from fans was in fact, correct. Now, this could mean a number of things, with the first being that because Rey is force sensitive, the Force was calling to her subconsciously, telling her where she needed to go to train and hone her skills all along, a location that not only was housing Luke, but is also believed to be the First Jedi Temple.
Another possibility is that Luke is, in fact, her father and the bond between the two was the reason behind Rey’s dreams. As of right now, we’ll likely have to wait until the release of Episode VIII last year before we find out for sure which theory is correct. I’m looking forward to hearing what you all think in the comments below though, and what exactly you all believe this could actually mean in the end.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is available on blu ray and DVD now, while Episode VIII will hit theatres on December 15th, 2017.
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