I had a strange realization last night. Luke is alone as a Jedi for most of his life. The fate of the Jedi rests on him as soon as Obi-Wan died. It’s such a strong juxtaposition compared to the Prequels where we see the Jedi in numbers. In TFA it’s worse than it ever was – he’s a hermit on Ahch-To with no other human beings around. He retreats due to failures and it seems like he may not want to train Jedi again…perhaps it’s come full circle and he has the same feelings as Yoda? Perhaps he will also tell Rey he’s too old to train another Jedi? Too scared of failure?
From reading Bloodline, the book indicated that he spent time with Ben Solo and worked to train him but it didn’t seem to imply that he had ever gone off in search of other Jedi to build a Council or anything similar to what they had in the PT.
Will Rey change this? I wonder if this next Sequel Trilogy will leave us with the feeling that the Jedi will eventually expand in numbers? Or will it only be Luke and Rey taking on the world?