Examining Star Wars' Christian Imagery

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The Last Jedi

From the article:


Although Luke Skywalker is the primary hero of the original three films, it is really a team effort. All of the main characters go through the hero’s journey:

  • Han Solo is the unbeliever who is converted, and he has his own death and resurrection when he is frozen in carbonite.
  • Luke goes through a death and resurrection when he’s pulled under the sludge in the garbage compactor.
  • Leia is enslaved by Jabba the Hut, but she’s the one who kills him (she is not rescued by anyone else who would be a savior to her).

All the heroes go through their ordeals, and they are all on a path toward salvation, but Obi-Wan is the primary Christ figure because his death is voluntary.


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