The Rise, Fall & Redemption of Anakin Skywalker


One of the most common mythic elements is the rise, fall, and eventual redemption of the hero. Throughout the Star Wars saga we witness young Anakin progress from being an innocent boy to a powerful Jedi who is ultimately consumed by greed and hate. He eventually redeems himself by destroying the Emperor and accepting the love of his son. Parallels with Anakin's story can be seen in numerous classical myths.

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