Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Why I Love Star Wars And It's Mythic Resonation In My Life.

I grew up on Star Wars with the first film hitting me at the perfect age of 8 back in 1977. For me Luke Skywalker was my hero. I identified with him and the morals Star Wars taught resonated greatly in my life. From the classics to the prequels and now the sequels, I feel a lot of things about life, including how to live a humble and good life, checking one's ego at the door, the nature of becoming an adult and realizing not everything in life is black and white, but a lot of grey and that depends upon a perspective of the individual. Even the identifying nature of evil resonates as one compares Palpatine with Sauron in The Lord of the Rings, Jadis, The White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe as well as the most evil thing in the world, the pursuit of power for power's sake as seen in Orwell's 1984. Lucas did humanity a great service that not even he fully realizes in my opinion. 

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