Star War A New Hope Analysis

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Aseel Ghandourah Rebekah Velazquez World Religions - RES 102 George Lucas's Star War: A New Hope Introduction Episode IV of “Star War” entitled "A New Hope" was a 1977 epic opera film directed and written by one George Lucas. The episode's plot begins 19 years after the formation of the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker (Hamill) meets Obi – Wan Kenobi and soon thrust into a struggle of the Rebel Alliance. For many years, Obi has lived in the desert of Tatooine in total seclusion. Obi begins to train Luke, as they purpose to undertake a daring mission to save Princess Leia, their rebel leader from the clutches of the evil empire (Mohler n.p.). During a light saber duel with his former apprentice, Darth Vader, Obi sacrifices his life for the sake of the rebel leader. Towards the end, Luke proves that "the Force" is by his side, as he destroys and triumphs against the Empire's dreaded Death Star. Using Ninan Smart 7 dimensions of religion, this paper intends to delineate the existence of religion from the secular myth Lucas propagates in the "New Hope."…show more content…
The talking and walking God of both the New and Old Testament with powers to bless, curse, promise, touch, or command was nonexistent in that galaxy. Through Star Wars, George Lucas replaced God with "The Force." In most instances, the Force echoes theological teachings found in the Bible. For instance, "May the Force be with you" is a Christian-based blessing that asserts, "May God be with you" (McDowell n.p.). In another instance, Master Obi-wan proclaims to Luke, "Remember the Force will be with you always" similar to Matthew 28:20, as Jesus comforts his disciples with the words "And Remember, I am always with you, to the end of the

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