Jabba The Hutt Is A Perfect Representation Of The Seven Deadly Sins

Jabba the Hutt made his first official appearance in a Star Wars movie in the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi, even though he had been spoken about in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. So, when he finally showed up in Jedi, his appearance was very earned by the foretelling.

A giant slug-like creature, he sits in a palace surrounded by sycophantic minions, creatures and species who do his bidding. He has Oola, the Twi’lek slave, and Salacious B. Crumb, a Kowakian monkey-lizard who he originally tried to eat. We don’t know it yet, but in the prequel The Phantom Menace, Jabba was more mobile and smaller in size. Over time, he has gained some weight as he looks bigger in the Special Edition of A New Hope.

It’s obvious, there’s a representation of Gluttony and Sloth with his massive size. But even when he gets his kicks by watching the Rancor eat people, his minions have to push his throne pad close so he can watch it the grated floor. Jabba even sleeps on the throne pad as he’s probably unable to go into another room on his own. How he gets on the sail barge involves him probably being pushed on it as well.

Jabba is quick to Anger as he gets mad at Oola for rejecting his advances and hits the button that opens the trap door she’s on, causing her to fall down in the Rancor’s pit where she is devoured. After Oola, he makes Princess Leia his slave and spends the time making sick sexual advances to her, most notably sticking out his tongue toward her. He later forces Leia to dress in a revealing costume. This is Lust.

But before he enslaves Leia, he haggles with her over the price of the bounty on Chewbacca as she impersonates Boushh. He will only pay her $25,000 while she demands $50,000 no less. Again, Jabba’s Anger comes out as he knocks down C-3P0, who has been his interpreter. This is also a sign of Greed. But he finally relents when Leia produces a thermal detonator and offers $35,000 which she takes.

Still his Greed is on display when he refuses to bargain with Luke Skywalker over the release of Han Solo, who only owed him $10,000 plus interest. Solo is frozen in carbonite and on display in the throne room. This is a sign of Pride for Jabba to show how powerful he is. He also is very cocky and arrogant as he doesn’t see Luke nor Leia as a threat. This eventually becomes his biggest downfall as they have concocted a plan.

And since he allowed himself to be around so many people, that’s the sin of Envy. He seeks attention and power. This is how he allows Lando Calrissian to infiltrate his palace under the guise of Tamtel Skreej, one of his guards. He has had own live-in band led by Max Rebo and then there’s his majordomo Bib Fortuna, who is the Waylan Smithers to his Mr. Burns. But just being a gangster, Jabba is envious of the power the Empire has.

But he’s surrounded himself with an entourage that don’t care for him. This is how Leia is able to get the best of him and strangle him to death with the chains he had attached to her. It’s ironic but also poetic justice. He had every opportunity to release Han from the onset by seeing Luke’s halogram. He couldn’t appear weak. Yet in the end, he does because of the phyiscal weakness.

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Published by bobbyzane420

I'm an award winning journalist and photographer who covered dozens of homicides and even interviewed President Jimmy Carter on multiple occasions. A back injury in 2011 and other family medical emergencies sidelined my journalism career. But now, I'm doing my own thing, focusing on movies (one of my favorite topics), current events and politics (another favorite topic) and just anything I feel needs to be posted. Thank you for reading.

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