Shang-Chi: A Star Wars Story

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 […]

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20/20 Visions: From Anakin to Rey

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 […]

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Much Ado About Slavery

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 […]

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