To parallel Luke’s introspection in Jedi, Lucas emphasizes the human world. Lucas’ first connection between Jedi and the human world addresses environment. Tantooine and Hoth present cold, hostile, and lifeless environments where the Empire succeeds in threatening the rebels. Storm troopers murder Luke’s Uncle Owen in search of R2-D2 and the plans for the first Death Star while on Tantooine. Imperial troops also destroy the hidden rebel base on Hoth and force the rebel troops to evacuate for safety. Lucas chooses Endor as the location for rebel victory and the destruction of Darth Vader and the Emperor. Endor shares many similar characteristics of earth, most importantly verdant forests and animals.