Hope In The Star Wars Saga
The newest movie in the Star Wars Saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the main character, Jyn Erso, speaks about the concept of ‘hope’ in the trailers and TV commercials. In my opinion, many stories within the Star Wars Saga are at their heart about this very same concept of ‘hope’. There are many references to this concept within the Star Wars Saga including…
“Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope” by Leia Organa in Star Wars: A New Hope
These words of hope, shown to Luke Skywalker by the Astromech droid R2-D2 steers this young farm boy from Tatooine towards the heroes path and of course, his ultimate destiny as a Jedi.
These words of hope from Hera are just the encouragement Ezra needs to keep going after other disappointing experiences with Senator Gall Trayvis.
“You gave them hope in their darkest of times.” by Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels: Fires Across The Galaxy
These words of hope from former Padawan Ahsoka Tano explains not only why she helped the crew of The Ghost in their effort to rescue Kanan from Mustafar, but how important Ezra’s message is to those that heard it.
“Where there is light…There is Hope” by Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
These words of hope help rally the Resistance X-Wing fighters during a hard fight with The First Order.
The series Star Wars: The Clone Wars used words of ‘hope’ in the Fortune Cookies of several Season 3 and Season 5 episodes including…
- “A child stolen is a hope lost.” Sphere of influence [3.04]
- “The challenge of hope is to overcome corruption.” Corruption [3.05]
- “He who surrenders hope, surrenders life.” Altar of Mortis [3.16]
- “Choose your enemies wisely, as they may be your last hope.” A Necessary Bond [5.09]
- “When all seems hopeless, a true hero gives hope.” A Sunny Day in the Void [5.11]
- “Never give up hope, no matter how dark things seem.” The Wrong Jedi [5.20]
Last, but not least, the last track of Star Wars: The Revenge of The Sith soundtrack by John Williams is tilted ‘A New Hope’, which is played during the final scenes with the delivery of the Skywalker twins to their new homes, Luke on Tatooine (top) and Leia on Alderaan (bottom).
What do you think about the concept of ‘hope’ in the Star Wars Saga?
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