Star Wars : The Force Awakens

1492 Words6 Pages
Star Wars: The Force Awakens “A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away…”, the writers and producers of the Star Wars saga have create adventures of heroes and heroines that conquer evil. Throughout history myths and stories have been used for entertainment, religion, and to illustrate cultural values. Joseph Campbell’s Heroic Monomyth is an analysis of the struggles and triumphs that a hero endures during his or her journey. The analysis identifies twelve common themes that are seen throughout the heroes’ quest. Today, modern stories and movies have plot lines that show elements of the Heroic Monomyth. In the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey the heroine sets out on her quest that incorporates elements of the Heroic Monomyth.…show more content…
In her lonely state, she befriends the droid that will change her life. The harsh environment in which Rey fights to survive gives the viewer a glimpse into Rey’s strength of character that will unfold throughout the movie.
This movie continues to follow the stages of the Heroic monomyth with the heroine’s call to adventure and the initial reluctance to follow it. Rey’s first call to adventure comes when a small BB-8 unit asks for her help in returning to its master. At first Rey is reluctant to get involved with this droid because her life is already a challenge. In the market place, after some scavengers attempt to steal BB-8, the droid sees the coat of his master on another man, Finn. She charges him and finds out that not only does he know BB-8’s master, but that the droid is being hunted down by the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order. Finn informs her that the BB-8 unit has a map with the secret location of the infamous Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker who disappeared long ago. Now that she is being hunted down she is faced with two options, to surrender the BB-8 or return it to the Resistance. The mass insurgence of Stormtroopers force her to accept the call to action and return BB-8 to the Resistance. She is further called to adventure during her stop on the planet Takodana. At the palace of Maz Kanata, she feels the pull of an unknown force. She is drawn to a chest, in the basement, that
Open Document