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Religious Symbolism in Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Essay

  • Submitted by: aedrager
  • on September 21, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,248 words

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RELS
 218-­‐
 Religion
 in
 Popular
 Culture
  Assignment
 3-­‐
 Critical
 Film
 Review
  Alison
 Drager
  AU
 ID:
 3073530
  08/25/12
 
 

Religious
 Symbolism
 in
 Star
 Wars:
 The
 Empire
 Strikes
 Back
 

  The
 Empire
 Strikes
 Back,
 the
 fifth
 movie
 of
 the
 Star
 Wars
 saga,
 follows
 the
 journey
 of
  Luke
 Skywalker,
 the
 messiah
 figure
 and
 protagonist
 of
 the
 story
 in
 his
 fight
 to
 save
 the
  galaxy
 from
 the
 oppression
 of
 the
 Galactic
 Empire.
 The
 Empire
 Strikes
 Back
 contains
  many
 elements
 of
 religion,
 specifically
 Taoism,
 Buddhism
 and
 Christianity,
 while
 creating
  a
 fictional
 world
 that
 addresses
 the
 journey
 of
 man
 and
 the
 mysteries
 of
 life.
 The
 Star
  Wars
 saga
 plays
 on
 the
 popular
 themes
 of
 good
 versus
 evil,
 temptation
 and
 the
  supernatural
 powers
 of
 the
 “Force”,
 appealing
 to
 our
 current
 society
 and
 the
 desire
 to
  understand
 the
 realm
 of
 the
 unknown.
 By
 noting
 these
 similarities,
 the
 philosophy
 of
  the
 Jedi
 can
 be
 better
 understood
 and
 can
 provide
 a
 deeper
 understanding
 of
 the
 classic
  science
 fiction
 story.
  The
 film
 begins
 “A
 long
 time
 ago
 in
 a
 galaxy
 far,
 far
 away”
 on
 the
 icy
 planet
 Hoth,
 where
  we
 are
 introduced
 to
 the
 ongoing
 battle
 between
 the
 forces
 of
 good
 (the
 Jedi
 Knights)
  and
 evil
 (the
 Dark
 Side)
 with...

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