“by grace of your training, I will not be seduced.”
can we talk about what a weird line this is? ‘seduced’ does not at all collocate with associations of goodness, virtue, light – this is normally used in the context of darkness, sin etc; of going from virtue to sin, not the other way around (which could also point towards kylo’s absolute conviction of his own rectitude: the light, for him, is the dark side)
also interesting to think about it from the perspective of a temptation trope – when tempted, characters almost always give in – or at least flirt to some degree with the opposing ideology. you don’t test a character’s faith only to have them demonstrate that there are in fact no cracks in their belief at all. which brings me back to, of course, the connotations of ‘seduce’; why use that word as opposed to ‘tempt’ – the latter is far more general, far more high-frequency, used far more in the context of morality. whereas ‘seduce’ ofc has a highly specific, highly sexualised, connotation.
it’s a lot to infer from a single word, i know, but, subliminally, i think that word v interestingly touches on the two main points of kylo’s arc going forward i.e redemption and romance