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"
Psychologist, author, and speaker Sherrie Campbell, in a 2017 article for Entrepreneur, laid out seven such characteristics. Being that Star Wars at its core is about the human experience, it would hold that we would see these traits in Star Wars characters. The question, then, is not if but when do we see such examples […]Read more "Leaders, Legends, and Legacy: What the Star Wars Characters Can Teach Us About Leadership and Its Impact"
We’ve always loved Solo, but Solo:A Star Wars Story has to change how and why we do!Read more "Why Han Solo Is More Relateable Than Ever"
Star Wars is, finally, back to stories of the nobody.Read more "Han Solo, Rey, and the Importance of Nobody"
Rey may not be Han’s daughter, but there is definitely a deep, defining connection between the two characters.Read more "Does Han See Himself In Rey?"
One of the tenets of emotionally resonant characters is some form of struggle, particularly internal struggle. The most long lasting stories and characters have always focused on this, with the intention of helping us understand the human conditions. Star Wars, being the modern mythology that it is, holds true to this ideology. Internal conflict can […]Read more "When Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough"