Star Wars Archetypes Analysis

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The three original Star Wars movies are A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The three movies came out between 1977-1983. That is only 35 years ago, but the ideas that are in the movies can be traced back thousands of years to the Monomyth and the Hero’s Journey. In Star Wars, many of the common archetypes are represented. Luke Skywalker is the hero and the three movies are of his quest. The villain is Darth Vader. Mentors are Ben Kenobi and Yoda. Loyal retainers are R2D2 and C3P0. The underdog is the Rebel Alliance. Princess Leia is the damsel in distress. Han Solo is the outcast. A New Hope begins with Luke in the ordinary world, a young farmer on a desert planet living with his aunt and uncle. Luke wants to leave, but his uncle needs him to stay of the farm. Luke has been told that his parents are dead. Luke…show more content…
Yoda finds him and continues his Jedi training. This is the approach to the inmost cave. Yoda makes Luke face the Dark Side and sees it in himself. Yoda continues his Jedi training until Luke decides to leave and save his friends. Yoda and the ghost of Obi Wan suggest that he finishes his training. Luke knows that he will have to face Darth Vader alone. Luke finds out that he has to confront Darth Vader to become a Jedi. This is the ordeal. Darth Vader traps Han, Leia, Chewy and the two droids as bait for Luke to come. The reward is when Luke gets away from Darth in the battle, he saves his friends and they all get reunited. The road back is when they discover that a new Death Star is in the process of being built.The Rebels find the location of it, orbiting the planet Endor. It is not functional and the Rebels use this as an advantage in attempt to down the protective force field. They go into two groups, one led by Han to take down the force field on the planet and the other with Lando to attack from space. Han and his group take down the force field after encounters with Imperials and
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