Anakin Skywalker’s tragedy is not become Darth Vader. It happened well before that….Read more "Forbidden Grief: The Real Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker"
Masks are a classic storytelling device, and Star Wars sequel trilogy has mastered using them in a classic way.Read more "The Masks That Define Us"
Rey facing her truth calls us to make our own…Read more "You Come From Nothing: The Truth About Rey"
Besides simply being a lot of fun to watch, Kylo Ren, or Ben Solo if you choose, is one of the most complex villains ever written. As of the ending of The Last Jedi, he is most certainly a villain, albeit not one who is as fully entrenched in the dark side as he may […]Read more "Kylo Ben and the Three Strikes of Redemption"
The twin suns sit there, on the horizon like a crooked pair of eyes gazing back at Luke Skywalker. He peers back, hoping that somewhere along that horizon is where his true story begin. He gazes looking, hoping, that somewhere out there is his belonging. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, love and belonging are […]Read more "Somewhere I Belong: Finding Meaning in a Star Wars story"
How Does The Last Jedi Challenge Our Preconceptions About Mentors and Heroes and the People Who Look Up To Them?Read more "The Burden of All Masters"
It is inarguable that Anakin loved Padme. He also loved his mother. Were these two so twisted they become one?Read more "Padme Amidala as a Replacement For Shmi Skywalker (and How it Caused Anakin to Fall)"
Good and evil in Star Wars seems clear cut… until you consider a character’s motivation.Read more "We May Have Been Wrong About Right In Star Wars"
We see heroes and villains. Do they?Read more "Star Wars Motivations are Bigger Than Hero and Villain"
How do we define good and evil when they seem so similar in their behavior?Read more "Clothes Don’t Make the Man, Tactics Do: A Look at The Morality of Star Wars"