17 July 2015
A New Hope: Luke’s Hero Journey Summary
In the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker is raised in his ordinary world of Tatooine, where his aunt and uncle raise him on a moisture farm. While in a far distant galaxy, Princess Leia’s starship is intercepted by an Imperial Star destroyer that ends up capturing her. Before being captured by the storm troopers, Princess Leia slips away and hides secretive information and a recorded plea for help in the memory of R2-D2. Princess Leia is then taken prisoner and R2-D2 along with C-3PO end up getting away in a pod that crashes into Luke’s home planet of Tatooine. R2-D2 lets C-3PO know that he has a mission to perform, but C-3PO wants no part in the mission. Both droids then go their separate ways and end up being captured by the Jawas. The droids are then sold to Luke’s uncle who tells Luke to clean them up fodr dinner. Luke is then called to adventure when he stumbles across Princess Leia’s beauty and a brief portion of the message to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke being interested in the message goes out on a mission to find Obi- Wan Kenobi.
Once Luke finds his soon to be mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, he then explains to Luke about the evil empire and how his dad used to be a Jedi and was killed by Darth Vader. Obi-Wan then let’s Luke know that he intends on joining up with the rebels and help rescue the princess and urges Luke to join him and to learn the way of the force. Luke then refuses the call and tells Obi-Wan that he must stay back home and help his aunt and uncle work the moisture farm. Luke the n crosses the threshold when he realizes that the storm troopers are tracking the droids back to his aunt and uncle’s home. Upon arriving at the farm, he t notices the burn corpses of his aunt and uncle and a destroyed home. Luke then heads back to Obi-Wans home and tells him that he will go with him to join the rebels and help release Princess Leia.
Obi-Wan and Luke are then in search of a ship to take them to the princess’s home planet and end up in the cantina, where the best pilots can be found. Nonetheless, both Obi-Wan and Luke decide to hire Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca to take them to Alderaan. Aboard the Millennium Falcon Obi-Wan feels a massive feeling in the force. Luke’s greatest test comes when he master’s the force aboard the Millennium Falcon using the light saber to defend himself against the floating target. The Millennium Falcon is then quickly sucked into the Death Star, and the group manages to hide from the guards in smuggling compartments. The approach then happens when the group notices that they will not be able to escape the Death Star as long as the tractor beam is operational. Obi- Wan then decides to go alone to deactivate the tractor. While the rest of the group is barricaded in a room aboard the Death Star, they learn that Princess…