Luke Skywalker Essays

  • Luke Skywalker: A Hero's Journey

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    What was his/her childhood like? Luke Skywalker Luke Skywalker spent his first 19 years of his life on a moisture farm on Tatooine , where his uncle tried unsuccessfully to stop young Lukes adventurous streak “You can keep him here,he 's to much like his father”. As a teenager, Skywalker dreamed of adventures beyond Tatooine and clashed with his uncle over his desires to fly among the stars to distant worlds. Luke Skywalker possessed talents in droid repair, piloting, and the Force, making him

  • Luke Skywalker Hero's Journey

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    high on the planet of Tatooine where water was scarce. Luke Skywalker, a blonde haired and blue-eyed boy, with lots of energy lived with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on a moisture farm in the middle of a desert. Not only was today hot, however Luke’s life, as he knows it, is about to change right before his very own eyes. Luke can be classified as a hero under Joseph Campbell’s ten characteristics of a mythical hero because throughout his life, Luke illustrates each characteristic on the vast journey

  • Star Wars And The Odyssey Comparison Essay

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    countless times when the two share things in common. In Star Wars the main character Luke Skywalker meets a mentor, two sidekicks, and comes from an unknown background. In The Odyssey the main character Odysseus meets his mentor, sidekick, and comes from an unknown background. These two items have many similarities and many different, but here are a few of the similarities. In the movie Star Wars Luke Skywalker meets his two sidekicks named CP3O and R2D2. CP3O and R2D2 come from a space shuttle

  • Beowulf And Star Wars: Poem Analysis

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    the title character, a great Anglo-Saxon warrior named Beowulf. Star Wars is a movie trilogy created by George Lucas and filmed in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Set in space, this story depicts the struggle of many soldiers, led mainly by Luke Skywalker, against the tyranny that was the Galactic Empire. The backgrounds of these two stories are so wildly different that it seems as if they would have nothing in common. This, however, is not the case. Whether a story takes place in 9th Century England

  • How Does Star Wars Follow Joseph Campbell's Pattern Of Myth

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    were first purchased by Qwen Lars and his nephew Luke. R2-D2 breakout form Lars’s homestead in search for Obi-Wan and he claims to be the investment. Luke and C-3PO discover R2 the following day just before they are assaulted by Sand individuals. Luke and his droids are safeguarded by Obi-Wan Kenobi or, as Luke know him, Ben Kenobi. Obi-Wan take Luke to his home. Luke gets his dad 's light saber, as Obi-Wan review his own fellowship with Luke 's dad. Luke is informed that a Jedi named Darth Vader sold

  • Summary Of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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    Wars film, The Revenge of the Sith, came out nearly eleven years ago. Since then the Star Wars franchise has created three animated series and three animated movies. The plot of The Force Awakens begins with a droid named BB-8 who has a map to Luke Skywalker. Both the First Order, the bad guys, and the Resistance, the good guys, are looking for it. BB-8 got the map from his master Poe Dameron who was captured by Kylo Ren and the First Order. After being brought aboard the Super Star Destroyer: The

  • Argumentative Essay About Star Wars

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    hero of the saga, is Luke Skywalker. Luke is introduced as a young boy living on a lackluster planet, yearning of a life of excitement and adventure. He lives with his aunt and uncle, and it’s apparent that Luke does not know of his mother and father. Early in Episode IV: A New Hope, Luke’s uncle purchases two droids, and it’s through the two droids that he hears of a mission needing to be completed. He embarks on his adventure, and it’s made known to the audience that while Luke is adventurous and

  • Padme Amidala Character Analysis

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    Sci - fi movies were always known to be a “ boys thing ” and this included the Star Wars movie series. At first the Star Wars franchise were popularized amongst young teen and adults, which the majority were males. This has started to change gradually with the introduction of a strong traditional female protagonist - Queen Padme Amidala, in the original trilogy, followed up by few female character in the latter movies. Queen Padme Amidala was the very first dominant female character introduced in

  • Star Wars The New Hope Analysis

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    “Use the force Luke” (Ben/Obi-Wan Kenobi). From the Star Wars comic books came the first Star Wars movie called The New Hope. Tons of people went to the movie theaters on the opening day of the movie. That is where the Star Wars universe became a big hit in the pop culture of Earth. The characters, action inside the movie, and the story plot helped make Star Wars The New Hope the best movie of all time for many people. The characters in the movie was one of the reasons which helped the movie become

  • Reflective Essay: The First Vietnam War

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    moment to gaze upon the man I had just ultimately defeated. The very man who killed his own father and threatened to destroy anything that stood in his way. Kylo Ren. There was a look of anguish on my face as I hesitated in my actions. Although Luke Skywalker 's lightsaber remained firm in my grasp, there was a uncertainty in the energy of the Force around me. I was unsure; split between two avenues of action and I was conflicted. A sentiment and exuding energy that felt all too familiar. My eyes fell

  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf And Luke Skywalker

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    thousand years later, even though they may act very differently from Beowulf. In the movie, Stars Wars, Luke Skywalker has many similarities to Beowulf and their heroism. From the start, Beowulf showed hero characteristics. He was encircled by the best and powerful of the Geats, to train him how to fight battles and win. Physically Beowulf was big and strong compared to Luke Skywalker. When he was called into action to help

  • Star Wars A New Hope Comparison

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    ` In May of 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released with overwhelmingly positive reviews and marking a new era in cinema. The writer and director of the film, George Lucas, decided to expand upon the Star Wars universe in 1999 by making Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, with a story that took place before the original film’s story. This movie was made with advanced equipment and cutting-edge CGI (for 1999), nonetheless, the movie was panned by critics and enraged an entire generation of moviegoers

  • Archetypes In The Library Of Babel

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    Humanity lives life symbolically in an unexplainable way. It is through these symbols that one may get meaning out of it. For example, colors are often associated with moods such as blue for sadness and red for anger. Common sayings that relate to emotion from these colors are such as that of “feeling blue” or “red rage”. Shapes can also give the same effect, like circles associated with wedding rings to symbolize unity. Several environmental factors can have an effect on meaning and emotion. A large

  • Star Wars Movie Gender Analysis

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    Delve Into the World of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Through the Gender Lens “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Star Wars fans worldwide recognize the opening crawl as it appears on the big screen for the first time in ten years. The film gives a warm welcome to familiar faces and greets a new group of up-and-coming actors and actresses, as well as a new conflict. The Dark Side is back in the form of The First Order, and Kylo Ren, son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, has plans of being greater

  • Star Wars A New Hope Science Fiction Analysis

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    Wars an even bigger hit. Furthermore, it was especially exciting for children to have a heroic figure to look up to like Luke Skywalker. Though he came from humble beginnings, being a farmer on a backwater planet, he has a destiny which he realizes throughout the movie. In an article by Marc Snetiker, he talks about his own experiences with the film growing up. He says, “I needed Luke to win. Even more so, I needed Darth Vader to lose. Without realizing it, I learned more about ‘the good guys’ and ‘the

  • Star Wars Argumentative Analysis

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    Most millennials would have watched or heard of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Star Wars is said to be one of the first films which led to science fiction becoming a blockbuster genre for coming generations. Star Wars references are embedded in the popular mainstream culture such as “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope” and “Do or Do Not. There is no try”. George Lucas, owner of Lucasfilm, is responsible for bringing the world of Star Wars to us. Disney, the 2nd largest media conglomerate

  • A Space Odyssey: Movie Analysis

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    Stanley Kubrick has an impressive resume of movies that he has blessed audiences with over the years. From The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, and Full Metal Jacket, his movies have reached critical acclaim. One film changed the entire outlook for the future of the science fiction genre with Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey. This space and time thriller left audiences blown away and slightly confused do to story the film illustrated. The themes 2001, A Space Odyssey presents are human evolution and the perils

  • Joseph Campbell's Monomyth Film Analysis

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    Some scholars have argued that Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth narrative structure is dead. While this might be true to an extent, contemporary films still exhibit the hero’s journey as described in Campbell’s 1949 book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. One such movie is Gareth Edward’s 2016 motion picture Rogue One which is an anthology of the famous Star Wars (Kermode). Mainly, the narrative follows Jyn and a team of rebels set to retrieve the plans for the Galactic Empire’s ‘Ultimate weapon’ called the

  • Religious Force In Star Wars

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    Star Wars Theology Theology is embedded in almost every part of our lives; what we think, see, feel, etc. Regarding my theology, I would compare the Holy Spirit to the “Force” in the Star Wars Episodes. In multiple episodes, the force is a major element of the movie; without the “Force,” most characters would be powerless. Although, George Lucas does not (forwardly) state that the Force is a religious symbol, the Force does have qualities that could be considered to parallel those of the Holy Spirit;

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Movie Analysis

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    A group of five people will have to save the galaxy from danger. Director James Gunn brought to life the Guardians of the Galaxy they have to come together and put their differences aside to save the galaxy and the infinity stone (orb) from Ronan a powerful villain who will stop at nothing to get the stone back. The people who have do this is Peter Quill/Starlord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer. Sound in this scene is intense and dramatic music. The lighting is natural lighting