Great art is rarely original. It builds off the strengths of its predecessors and pulls in the accepted norms of its form. Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, which George Lucas used to build his narrative for Star Wars, is a testament to this. Lucas pulled from the narrative history of mythology, filmmaking, and storytelling in the […]Read more "Shang-Chi: A Star Wars Story"
Padmé has been taken for granted for years, but with Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril we get a look into the true heart of a hero.Read more "Padmé: The Hero We Can Be"
As an elementary school teacher, I am always looking for simple ways to convey complicated ideas, particularly when it comes to poetry. A significant mantra in my classroom is “repetition equals importance”. That is to say, if a word or idea repeats, the author is showing you that said thing is important. Likewise, I also […]Read more "20/20 Visions: From Anakin to Rey"
The balance of the Force is a tricky idea, but it may have finally been resolved.Read more "A Final Word on Balance and the Skywalkers"
The debate of “greatest” Jedi will never end, but we may have known the answer for years.Read more "Leia: The Greatest Jedi of All-Time (?)"
Anakin Skywalker’s tragedy is not become Darth Vader. It happened well before that….Read more "Forbidden Grief: The Real Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker"
Ben Solo got what he deserved in Rise of Skywalker, but not how you may think…Read more "Ben Solo Lives! (Ben Solo Lives?)"
We’ve wondered for years how Leia remembers Padme, and Count Dooku may be the key.Read more "How Force Remnants Taught Leia of Padme (and What It Means for Episode IX)"
Star Wars has many lasting themes, from hope to the importance of light prevailing over darkness. All the while, Star Wars is in the vain of mythological stories, and one such style is Greek tragedy, which the prequels are based upon. The largest tragedy of the saga overall is the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker, which […]Read more "Much Ado About Slavery"
Episode IX is coming and, like every one of its predecessors, it promises to make a big impact, both at the box office and in fandom. With Rise of Skywalker being the end of the fabled Skywalker saga, Episode IX has a lot of work to do, one of the most important with regards to […]Read more "What To Do With the Force in Episode IX"