No, really, when watching Rogue One with my kids recently I recognized a connection with Silence:
Galen Erso and Father Rodrigues face the same dilemma:
How do you resist silently?
Answer: They respond differently. Galen actually does something. Depending on the book or the movie, Rodrigues does little or nothing. But at the moment of decision, they face the same demoralizing, annihilating reality: they can resist immediately and surely suffer, or they can submit outwardly and seek another avenue of resistance.