Star Wars: Legacy Revealed

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  1. red_fox

    red_fox New Member

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    Did anyone else watch this documentary on the History Channel? It aired Monday at 9pm and was very interesting. It likens the characters and villains to ones in greek mythology.

    1 The conflict between father and son prevalent in SW is similar to the conflict between Zeus and his father, Chronos, and between Chronos and his father.
    2 The hero's menagerie of flawed friends to help him on his journey.
    2 SW being called a Hero's Journey, a common theme in GM, where the protagonist must overcome obstacles to prove themselves and to grow in strength. (examples: Hercules' tasks and the Skywalkers' training under their respective mentors)
    3 The damsel in distress. But it should also be said that Padme and her daughter Leia were resourceful and assertive in the movies at times.
    4 The simple-minded fat guy and the intelligent skinny guy as comic foils to each other likened to C3-PO and R2-D2.

    ...and there were more. I don't care if I have some of the GM facts wrong. You got the gist.

    I just wish I could watch it again online/download it. :hs:
     
  2. Willey2cool

    Willey2cool New Member

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    we got to watch SW in English class my senior year and write a paper on why it was a hero's journey
     
  3. Variant

    Variant Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty.

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    The Hero's Journey isn't just from Greek mythology. It's a common theme in ALL mythology and folklore. Go look up Joseph Campbell and "The Hero with a Thousand Faces".
     
  4. apman0000

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    too deep for me,

    light sabers R kool
     
  5. kid hideous

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    most epic movies rip off of greek mythology
     
  6. Mace Windu

    Mace Windu OT's Resident Pile of Awesome

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    Wow. I'm sad that I missed this. To youtube to hunt it down!


    *I go woosh as I fly off*
     

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