Myths occupy a special place in human history.
Not only do myths shape our worldview and sense of community, but they stick with us for generations after their creation. To this day stories of Thor, Anubis, Beowulf, and many others are preserved and shared, despite being centuries old. Unfortunately, many people feel the days of mythology are over, and it’s easy to understand their view; the old myths they’re used to aren’t being created today.
However, that doesn’t mean none are being created. While it might be hard to imagine, George Lucas’ Star Wars has slowly grown and evolved into a modern myth of its own, thanks in large part to how Star Wars uses a generations-old story; the Hero’s Journey. Continue reading “How the Hero’s Journey Made Star Wars a Modern Myth”