Clone Rights: The Ethical Toll of the Clone Wars

Cityside 1 (MR 21-22)

Saturday July 13, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Both the Jedi and the clones fight and die for the Republic so none of its planets’ citizenry has to do it, but the Jedi have a choice. The clones are not only conscripted, they are literally created to fight a war for a government in which they are not represented. Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduces us to individual clones with names, personalities, and stories, but their individual identities are subsumed to the collective and ultimately deprogrammed by Order 66. Let's examine the stories of clones like Slick, Cut Lawquane, Boba Fett, and Fives and how they relate to each other and the wider Star Wars universe. We'll discuss questions of identity, purpose, loyalty, honor, ethics, and fundamental rights.