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Archetypes In Star Wars
Psychoanalytic Criticism on Featured Film, Star Wars
A Myth-Freudian Criticism Star Wars is a classic movie written and directed by George Lucas that encompasses a vast array of archetypes and phallic/yonic symbols that yield fascinating "between the lines" interpretations. An analysis of such archetypes reveals a great deal of what the main characters are thinking. The synopsis of the movie is as such: The story commences with Princess Leia escort ship being boarded by Empire in hope to gain the hidden construction plans of the Death Star that the princess intercepted. Prior to her imprisonment she hid the plans and a note in the memory circuit of R2-D2. Luke Skywalker locates the droid and finds Obi Wan Kenobi. Both Obi Wan Kenobi
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The finale involves a grand celebration in which Luke and Han are being presented with a medal of honor for their heroic efforts in destroying the Empire's weapon of mass destruction, the Death Star. Archetypes stem from the mind of Carl Jung. Archetypal or the collective unconscious is a pool of universal memories that everyone shares, a network of files. Universal characters with common attributes constitute an archetypical character, such as in Star Wars the heroic character is Luke Skywalker, who is on a quest to search his own history and to save the princess. Luke Skywalker has the common heroic attribute of a special power as Luke finds himself well within the force and the fact that in his hometown planet of Tatooine he excels as a terrific landspeeder pilot at his age. Luke also has received kudos for his marksmanship skills. Princess Leia represents the victim and a martyr as she risks her life by providing the construction plans of the Death Star to rebel forces. Han Solo is quite a character he represents a rotten apple turned do-gooder, throughout the movie his character transgresses …show more content…
Colors are abundant in movies, (unless they are in black and white) Star Wars excels in the selection of colors that best fits the psychological profile of the character. For example, both Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are wearing white tunics that represent purity and honesty in their character. Luke Skywalker is a daring hero who is honest and his only concern is for the safe retrieval of the Princess without concern for monetary compensation, as Han Solo does. Princess Leia only concern is for the people of Alderan and the support of the rebellion movement without concern for her own life. Han Solo and the Imperial Storm Troopers are wearing a mainly white with black stripes, indicating a mixed conscious feeling. Han Solo is debating whether it is his benefit to proceed ahead and only does so when he finds out that Leia is royalty, yielding him a great fortune that is Han Solo. Han Solo's shadow revealed through that money hungry side he has built in his unconscious is later repressed as he comes to his senses realizing his wrongdoings. C3-P0 is a humanoid that is in charge of human-droid relations, so it is only fair if he were to be personified with human attributes such as his color, golden. The golden color seems to indicate to things that C3-P0 is rich in his vast array of languages and

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