J. C., Tehachapi High School All Films: How does faith play a role in Luke and/or Anakin's journey? What do they put their faith in? Why? What are the results of their faith? You may draw your examples from one or several films. Faith plays a big role in the Star Wars stories with Luke, … Continue reading Secondary Star Wars: Gotta Have Faith-uh, Faith-uh, Faith-uh!
M. C., Mercyhurst Preparatory School The Empire Strikes Back: When Luke has his vision of his friends in danger, maybe dying on Cloud City, he immediately begins to prepare to leave Dagobah to help them. Yoda warns Luke to do so is to endanger their cause and all they fight for. Luke neglects Yoda’s warning and … Continue reading Secondary Star Wars: Would you leave like Luke, or stay with Yoda?
There is always a constant shift toward balance in all things, as well as a consistent force pulling things one way or the other. Is he quoting himself right now? Why, yes, yes I am. And, sure, maybe it's a little egocentric of me, but coming up with that sentence for the podcast was the impetus … Continue reading Walking the Star Wars Tight Rope Or: Balance in The Last Jedi
**WARNING! This article contains MAJOR spoilers for The Last Jedi! If you have not seen the film, please DO NOT read this article till you do! Just go watch the film, then come back here okay?** Did you ever hear the tragedy of Ben Solo? I thought not. It's not a story a Jedi would … Continue reading The Tragedy of Ben Solo
M. C., Mercyhurst Preparatory School Revenge of the Sith: Put yourself in Anakin's shoes, emotionally and empathetically. Place the person or people you love most in Padmé's place. Do you think you'd act as Anakin does? Why or why not? Love is an extremely powerful emotion and it has the power to transcend all. When … Continue reading Secondary Star Wars: The Temptation of Anakin Skywalker