Check Out CWK Co-host Dan Z’s New ‘Studying Skywalkers’ Entry on the Official Star Wars Blog

Check Out CWK Co-host Dan Z’s New ‘Studying Skywalkers’ Entry on the Official Star Wars Blog


Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z has the latest installment in his ‘Studying Skywalkers’ series posted on the official Star Wars blog. This time, Dan takes a look at foils in Christie Golden’s upcoming novel, Dark Disciple. In between the light and the dark there, you find shades of gray…

Here’s an excerpt:

Note: the following contains minor spoilers from the upcoming novel, Dark Disciple.

A poignant and useful literary device that enhances an audience’s understanding of a particular character is known as a foil. A foil is a character who contrasts with another character in order to create a certain dynamic. There are many wonderful examples of this in the new novel, Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden. The two main protagonists, Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, both have qualities that embody heroism, but feature very different approaches in how they accomplish their goals. When juxtaposing the two, the reader is able to learn more about each character. How they respond to similar situations illuminates their differences, enhances their similarities, and embodies the powerful dynamic their interactions have with one another.

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Be sure to check out Dan’s previous entries here.

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1 Comment

  1. Melinda
    June 30, 2015 at 07:39 Reply

    Wonderful read, Dan! Thank you, too, for not giving away too much of the story. Just enough so you could make the points you wanted to make in your examination — and enough to whet my appetite for this upcoming novel. 🙂

    MTFBWY 🙂

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