Essays Tagged: "Luke Skywalker"

The books Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, both translated by Burton Raffel and the movie Star Wars by George Lucas have mythical heroes according to the monomyth process.

nt knight, puts his own virtues to the test when he agrees to exchange blows with the Green Knight. Luke Skywalker, a Jedi in training, must help to destroy the evil Empire that threatens his people. ... ing to Joseph Campbell's monomyth process a hero must begin his adventure and undergo a separation. Luke Skywalker meets Obi Wan Kenobi and decides to go with him to learn the ways of the force and fi ...

(3 pages) 128 1 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Star Wars Trilogy

rough an escape pod. They landed on a foreign planet and were captured and sold to their new master Luke Skywalker. The Empire chases the droids because they have a secret map detailing the whereabout ... ret map detailing the whereabouts of the rebel base.As the empire searches for the map they destroy Luke's home. With no where to go R2-D2 leads Luke to Old Ben. One of the last Jedi Nights Ben takes ...

(3 pages) 86 0 3.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Why is Luke Skywalker from Star Wars an archetypal hero?

which the hero deeply values. An archetypal hero is seen in George Lucas' epic film "Star Wars" as "Luke Skywalker."Luke Skywalker is the son of a "Jedi Knight" by the name of Anikin Skywalker (also k ... kin Skywalker (also known as "Darth Vador") who abandons his morality and turns to "The Dark Side." Luke is given to the care of his uncle and lives a normal life until his guardians are murdered by D ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Beowulf v. Star Wars Compare & Contrast

s, proclaimed that he would help get rid of the monster that was terrorizing the Danes. Star Wars', Luke Skywalker was a simple farm boy and became the greatest hero the galaxy had ever known. Luke wa ... orn during the chaos as the galaxy transitioned from Republic to the tyrannical Empire. Beowulf and Luke both had a boon, a timely blessing or benefit, from which they were given. The goal of the two ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A biography of George Lucas.

e guiding force behind Star Wars and its sequels. The Star Wars movies tell the story of the rebels Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo as they battle the evil imperial forces of Darth Vader. ... enace, the prequel to the Star Wars movies. The Phantom Menace tells the story of Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker's father.Lucasfilm, has today evolved into five Lucas companies. The Lucas group of c ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Apply the structuralist theories of Todorov, Barthes, Propp and Levi-Strauss to "Star Wars" or a text of your choice!!

Action Code can be found looks, feelings and impressions on the character's faces. Forexample, When Luke Skywalker first see the women in C-3PO's memory, weimmediately see how infatuated Luke is by th ... cters in Star Wars.The Villain, ultimately being Darth Vader.The Hero, we see from the beginning as Luke Skywalker.The Donor, Obi Wan Kanobi (Ben Kanobi)The Helper,The Princess, the object of Luke's a ...

(2 pages) 48 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

IRP (Independent Research Project) - "The Matrix"

mes."For example, the journal that Neo (Neo being the Alice, Knight, Buddha, or buddhist followers, Luke skywalker of his story) embarks on is much like any journal any heroes goes on in order to be c ...

(1 pages) 49 1 2.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Star Wars: A Modern Epic

ll being written today.The story focuses on a young hero with many admirable qualities. His name is Luke Skywalker. In an epic, the hero is a figure of great national or international importance. Many ... In an epic, the hero is a figure of great national or international importance. Many things enhance Luke's personality, but three qualities I am about to list are the best. Luke is very brave, confide ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Discuss and evaluate what part Eastern philosophy and religion play in George Lucas's conception of Star Wars?

Return of the Jedi, one thing some might have noticed is that it is very difficult to figure out if Luke Skywalker has become a Jedi or not. He believes and appears to intuit that he is, but Yoda, nea ... ally found in Eastern or Western religion or philosophy.Near the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke destroys the death star, we see that just before he does, Vader is inadvertently thrown out int ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Beowulf Elements in Today's Time.

kely future times as well.Star Wars, another prime example has many elements throughout the series. Luke Skywalker meets Yoda who instructs him in the ways of the force as Hrothgar teaches Beowulf. A ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Going to a Movie: Archetypes in the "Star Wars" Movie

olic archetypes flourish within George Lucas' masterpiece. As an example, the contrast of colors in Luke Skywalker's clothing represents a loss of innocence in the main character. As a teenager in Sta ... the force and the evil of the Empire. This change in him is noticeable when, in Return of the Jedi, Luke discards his former white and chooses a more somber black. His attire complements his morose, y ...

(7 pages) 43 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Is it Real?

time ago, but maybe there are some places in the universe or a different universe that people like Luke Skywalker, and things like X-wings, Star Destroyers, laser blasters, and Lightsabers do exist. ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

Body image

s action figures went from normal sized muscles to freakishly large and impossible to get muscles. "Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo have swelled from their normal builds in 1978 to bodybuilder physiques, ...

(4 pages) 90 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Star Wars: A myth, legend, and fairytale.

clude the eternal struggle between good and evil; the force and its dark side. There are good guys (Luke Skywalker), bad guys(Darth Vader), roguish characters(Han Solo), and the pet-like characters(Ch ... ilogy even though they only make a few appearances each.The original trilogy is also like a legend. Luke goes from a farm boy to a celebrated hero of the galaxy. Star Wars reflects on the legend of Ro ...

(1 pages) 42 1 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The One Minute Manager by Dr. Kenneth Blanchard and Dr. Spencer Johnson

p as master and apprentice parallels that of Obi-wan-Kenobi and Yoda as Jedi masters and Anakin and Luke Skywalker as Jedi-in-training. "Trust the power of the force" translates to "The Best Minute I ...

(2 pages) 54 0 1.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication

The origins of star wars

. He trains a young up-and-coming hotshot pilot in the ways of the Force. This is Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father. Anakin finds the dark side of the Force much easier and more expedient than the light ... 's failings and lives like a hermit in the Jundland Wastes of Tatooine, watching over Anakin's son, Luke.Luke Skywalker is the unwitting hero of Star Wars. He is reluctantly thrust into helping out th ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Transformation Of Luke Skywalker And Darth Vader

In the Star Wars Trilogy, Luke Skywalker and his father Darth Vader go through many changes and come out with a total transfor ... eally change or transform, they only become who they really are. In Episode III, A New Hope, Luke Skywalker is introduced as a whinny laborer for his aunt and uncle. He never wants to do what h ... him to go with him to learn the force, he says he can't leave his uncle. As he follows his destiny, Luke Skywalker is reluctant to every calling along the way. In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke returns ...

(1 pages) 2903 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Changing Worlds

One person who was directly affected by the merciless power of the Empire was a boy by the name of Luke Skywalker. The result of personal change transformed him from a simple farm boy into eventually ... ccioni was seen as a revolutionary figure in society as made the way from the past into the future. Luke Skywalker can be seen similar to Boccioni in that he freed himself from the stagnant world of t ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Star Wars

The 5 Parts of the Archetypal Hero?s Journey Luke?s call to Adventure starts with his impulse to embark upon a journey. The Mission to rescue Pri ... re starts with his impulse to embark upon a journey. The Mission to rescue Princess Leah is told to Luke Skywalker by R2D2. In a message from the Princess, she asks for Obewan to rescue her, and that ... 2D2. In a message from the Princess, she asks for Obewan to rescue her, and that he?s the only one. Luke wants to become a Jedi Knight and destroy the evil empire. In order to do so, he?s going to nee ...

(1 pages) 507 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The movie, Star Wars is not as difficult to decipher

his own life on the line in order to save another. The hero goes as far as possible to help others. Luke Skywalker, the hero in Star Wars, traveled to unknown places in space rescue Princess Leia from ... o in Star Wars, traveled to unknown places in space rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. Luke made it home safely with the princess. A hero in a myth is required to make it home after the j ...

(2 pages) 1347 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology