Essay on Why Star Wars was such a Ground Breaking Movie

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Why Star Wars was such a Ground Breaking Movie

There are many reason for ‘Star Wars’ being such a ground breaking movie. ‘Star Wars’ is a science fiction film, a science fiction includes new world and civilisations that are discovered and aliens are featured in a lot of science fiction films, the setting of the films are usually set in the future and where the world is in danger. There are some characters that are computer generated and they sue special effects for fighting scenes when they use lasers. These are some of the things that are included in that particular genre.

The plot of ‘Star Wars’ is simple and easy to understand. The hero Luke Skywalker lives on the planet Tatooine and wants to
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A man named Vladimir Propp studied fairy tales and found out that the 8 basic characters that is included in many fairy tales are the hero, the villain, the donor, the dispatcher, the false hero, the helper, the princess and the princess’ father. In ‘Star Wars Luke Skywalker plays the hero, Han Solo is the donor because he provides Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi the space ship, Princess Leia is the princess and also plays the role of her father because she rewards Han Solo and Luke at the end, Obi-Wan Kenobi is also the donor who gives he force to Luke, Darth Vader is the villain who captures the princess and the droids are the dispatcher because R2D2 shows the message to Luke. Propp’s theory is a much more simple way of looking at ‘Star Wars’ as a fairy tale however there is another way but is more complicated than Propp’s theory. The story plot always has a battle between good and evil, the hero becomes a man after leaving home and going on a quest, the hero becomes stronger by wrestling with his conscience and listening to advice from the spiritual leader, the hero rescues an imprisoned princess who is found asleep. ‘Star Wars’ plot fits into all these ingredients that make ‘Star Wars’ a fairy tale story and different from other films. The characters in ‘Star Wars’ are easily recognisable by the audience because it includes the 8 basic characters that make up a fairy tale.


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