The journey of Luke Skywalker : an analysis of modern myth and symbol

by Steven A. Galipeau

Book, 2001



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Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2001.

Physical description

xvi, 301 p.; 23 cm

Local notes

So many years after Star Wars: A New Hope burst upon the world in 1977, why is The Force still with us? Why do the Star Wars movies continue to haunt the imaginations of young and old alike? In the Journey of Luke Skywalker,Steven Galipeau applied depth psychology to the Star Wars epic, uncovering a wealth of symbolic meaning embedded in this seemingly simple tale of adventure. Luke Skywalker's journey, from his early life on a desert farm to his act of redemption that helps transform an entire galactic civilization, captures many of the struggles of the modern psyche, and exercises a powerful sway akin to that of religious myth.

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LibraryThing member tjsjohanna
Well,Jungian philosophy is definitely a tool to dismantle Christianity in this book. Not as interesting as I would have hoped but a few tidbits to think about.
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