Star Wars, Episode IX - 'The Balance Of Force' (Part Two)

Star Wars, Episode IX – ‘The Balance Of Force’ (Part Two)

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Originally posted on Black Queen White Queen on December 26th, 2010. ———————————————– Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. Rabindranath Tagore So what happened with our favourite heroes after the fall of the Empire? No, they didn’t live happily ever after. At first all seemed fine. The New Republic was being established (with a strong help of Princess…

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reysboyfriendsboyfriend asked:

How many of the classical requirements for being epic does Star Wars meet?

1. Omniscience: The entire story is clearly told from a omniscient point of view, starting with the plotline laid out for us at the beginning of each episode, and we experience the side stories of various characters from a 3rd person pov

2. Heroism: There are multiple heroes/heroines in the prequel/original series (apparently Lucas was influenced by Arthurian types tales). I would argue that Luke in particular is a central hero. As we see in TFA, he is revered, to the point he is practically regarded as a legend.

3. Superhuman characters: There are main characters (primarily the force sensitive) that have remarkable abilities that aren’t feasible in real life.

4. Different settings: There are various settings where pivotal action sequences take place and/or help develop the story further; Kashyyyk, Courscant, Naboo, Tatooine, Hoth, etc

5. Epic style of writing: In many cases the writing/dialogue is quite stylistic (and visually speaking, the costumes, scenery, etc) - e.g. Padme or Jamillia spoke with particular elegance when they served as queens of Naboo; the “dignity” of Palpatine, Dooku, and several council members; the classical romanticism between Padme and Anakin in several scenes, as expressed through their dialogue, etc.

6. Supernatural element: The Force definitely covers the requirement for a supernatural element central to the story