STUDYING SKYWALKERS: MENTORS IN THE STAR WARS FILMS — The Latest from Coffee With Kenobi Co-host Dan Z
CWK Co-host Dan Z’s latest entry in his ‘Studying Skywalkers‘ series has been posted on the Official Star Wars Blog. This time around, Dan takes a look at the role of mentors in literature, and in the Star Wars Saga itself.
Here’s a brief look:
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The term “mentor” goes all the way back to Homer’s classic, The Odyssey. In this famous epic, a character named Mentor (actually disguised as the goddess of wisdom, Athena), instructs Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, that he must stand up against his enemies, and search for knowledge. In this particular instance, the truth is in regards to the whereabouts of his father, but the power of what a mentor is transcends this legendary story, and finds itself present in the Star Wars saga in many different forms. A mentor shares knowledge and wisdom with a less experienced companion, and the Star Wars films have some of the most beloved and inspirational in all of fiction.