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The Symbolism of Hand Amputations in Star Wars

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If you've been following the Star Wars saga, you've no doubt noticed how many times someone's hand gets lopped off. And occasionally a leg or two. It's easy to do and not have the victim bleed out, because a lightsaber cauterizes the wound instantly, which is also handy to avoid a lot of blood on screen. A surprise in the new movie Solo has even more implications for the survivability of severe amputations. This video from Screen Prism does a deep dive into amputations and the psychological symbolism they have. -via Laughing Squid


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