I'm putting this article under Protagonism even though it only exists because I raise this point in my critique of Star Wars, since it's a moral analysis rather than a storytelling critique. Anyway, here's why the Jedi are far from the perfect heroes they're portrayed to be, and arguably even more bad than good:

  1. The Jedi support a government, nuff said.

  2. The Jedi forbid revenge (ironic since they support a government, and all governments take revenge).

  3. My main criticism of the Jedi order's spirituality would be the way it seems to revolves around the suppression of emotion. Emotions are a beautiful part of human nature, and while it's true they can be a source of temptation, they can also be a source of motivation. Anger, shame, sympathy (come on yes it's an emotion), and many others can inspire a person to stick one's neck out to fight evil, seek self-improvement, or make sacrifices for the less fortunate. Even if you don't believe in retribution, anger can at least help ward off fear. Besides that, suppressing emotions is simply a hopeless endeavor. Human beings are inherently emotional creatures and you can't change it.

  4. The Jedi have a chain of command. There's simply no reason for this, ever.

  5. The Jedi forbid romance. This stems from their suspicion of emotion, and so, my same argument applies. There's no reason a Protagonist mage warrior would be forbidden from partaking in reproduction.