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    NOTE: For a history and breakdown of the Hero’s Journey concept see my prologue article, The Hero’s Path. This examination of Rey’s Journey will mainly follow Christopher Vogler’s outline of the Hero’s Journey—with several of Campbell’s steps mentioned. It will also follow the chronological plot of the film, rather than a strictly linear outline of […]

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  • THE HERO’S PATH: Background and Examination of The Hero’s Journey

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    “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”                                                                   —Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces NOTE: […]

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  • Balance of the Force: Symmetry

    Balance of the Force: Light vs Dark

    Balance of the Force: Symmetry shazbazzar “The Jedi were real!” “Used to wonder about that myself.  Thought it was a bunch of ‘mumbo-jumbo’.  A magical power holding together good and evil, the Dark Side and the Light.  Crazy thing is, it’s true.  The Force, the Jedi…all of it.  It’s all true.” The words of Han […]