Me and Bridget Serdock are pitting the Jedi and the Sith against each other in an epic battle. Bridget Serdock will be defending the Sith in her article and I will be defending the honourable and brave Jedi.
The Jedi Code
The Jedi Code is their rule of conduct, they live and breath this code, it's like their bible. It shows how honourable they are but it also shows how hard it is to be the strong and amazing Jedi.
There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no chaos; there is harmony.
There is no death; there is the Force.
The peace and justice of the Galaxy will be guarded, and all life in any form is and will be respected.
For my ally is the Force, and I use its powers to serve and protect the innocent from evil. I seek
goodness, and defend it from the Dark Side. I have dedicated my life to the Truth, I am the Light -
I am JEDI
- The Jedi Code
The Jedi code shows how good and nobel they are. They are not allowed love and they have to spend the rest of they're lives protecting the innocent, not everybody would commit their life to that purpose.
The Sith have their own code but it is not honourable like the Jedi Code.
Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
Through Passion, I gain strength.
Through Strength, I gain Power.
Through Power, I gain Victory.
Through Victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall set me free.
-The Sith Code
The Jedi Council
The Jedi are a very organised group, unlike the Sith, with many ranks to be promoted to in recognition of good work. The Jedi Council is the highest rank, reserved to the most skilled and the wisest of all the Jedi. The Sith also have a Council called the Dark Council, thought they don't really make an appearance in the movies. The Jedi Council is really a representation of how pure the Jedi are.
The Jedi are users of the light side of the Force. The name hints that they are good which is true. the Jedi are always the protagonists in the movies which should always make them good. On the other hand, the Sith are what you would call evil. They use the dark side of the Force, it should be obvious that they are meant to be evil. It's very simple: light is good and dark is bad. The dark side of the Force allows for the practice of techniques that are pretty much illegal, Force chocking and Force lightning being two examples. If you do not want to go deep into this you will understand that the Jedi use the better ways of the Force.
Jedi do not often kill, forced to do so only in moments of desperate need. They will not kill an opponent if the opponent is unarmed. The Jedi do kill Sith but not all the time, sometimes they arrest the Sith instead of killing them. When the Sith is too powerful to be contained, they have to kill him or her. The Sith do not have rules about killing, they kill with free will whenever they want to. The fact that the Jedi are not giant killing machines like the Sith can pretty much tell you that they are better.
Emperor Palpatine was downright evil - some people say that evil depends on your point of view but even he must of known that he was bad. He is the whole reason behind everything that went wrong, and is the one that turned Darth Vader bad in the first place. The Emperor is the best depiction of the Sith there is, you can say that not all the Sith are like that which is true but most of them are like Palpatine.
The Jedi's have respect from many people except those who have done wrong. The reason why the Jedi have respect is because they protect the people. They don't go searching for power like the Sith do which makes them more popular. There are more people at night who dream they could be a Jedi than people who dream that they were a Sith.
The balance to the Force
The Jedi often talk about bringing balance to the force but what do they mean by that? Well, they mean that they want a middle point between the Light and the Dark Side. You might think "But Sith are bad, why don't they just kill all of them instead of bringing balance". The answer to that question is that there cannot really be one without the other, you need the Light and the Dark side. If the Jedi see a Sith they will attack him but if they do it too much it would unbalance the Force.
Why are they the protagonists
The Jedi are the protagonists in the Star Wars movies and the reason behind that is they are the perfect protagonists, they are kind, wise and they are heroes. The Star Wars films would have been different if it the Sith would have been the protagonists. The Jedi are peacekeepers, they protect people unlike the Sith which makes the Jedi an obvious choice for being the protagonist
The bad stuff
People argue that the Jedi do bad things like they manipulate people with the Jedi mind trick. The Jedi only use the Jedi mind trick when they need to... except when Obi-Wan Kenobi made the guy with the death sticks go away in Star Wars episode 2. People also hate the facts that Jedi are not supposed to feel remorse or regret, for example when Luke blows up the Death Star when never see Luke think about the lives he destroyed even if they where mostly evil some of the stormtroopers must have been innocent.
Who is better: Jedi or Sith
It depends on who's point of view if the Jedi are better than the Sith or the Sith are better then the Jedi. I really depends who you are, so go over to Bridget Serdock to read about how the Sith are better than the Jedi.
Tell us who you prefer:
Who are better?