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Star Wars Hero’s Journey
Star Wars Episode IV strongly correlates with Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey in every aspect of it. The Hero’s Journey starts out with the departure stage. In this stage there are several smaller stages starting with the call to adventure. In the movie The call to adventure starts out with Luke Skywalker. Luke has recently purchased two drone named C3PO and R2D2. While doing maintenance on R2D2 a secret holographic message pops out from the robot and the message is of a princess saying that she needs rescuing and help. The next stage is the refusal. Luke originally refuses that call to adventure because he feels he needs to stay and help his foster parents on their farm. Luke later accepts the call because he comes back home one night to find his foster parents dead and he wants revenge. The next stage is supernatural aid. Luke gets aided by his droids C3PO and R2D2. He later meets an old man named Obi Wan Kenobi who trains him to become a jedi and to use the force. Obi Wan also gives Luke a lightsaber as his jedi weapon. The next stage is crossing the first threshold. Luke is leaving everything behind at his old farm and traveling to Mos Eisley. Guarding the threshold are the Imperial storm troopers. Luke must pass these guardians by sneaking past them and making a quick escape in Han Solo’s spaceship. The final stage of the departure is the belly of the whale. In this stage Luke is leaving behind an unfulfilling adulthood. He is now ready to become jedi and he is doing so because he feels forced into doing to get revenge on the Galactic Empire. The next section in the hero’s journey is the initiation. The first stage in the initiation is the road of trials. In this stage Luke finds himself on the the Death Star which is the Empire's planet destroying battle station. Luke navigates through the halls of the ...
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