The adventure of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars follows the stages ofCampbell’s heroic journey.
Luke, a farm boy from Tatooine’s the backwaterplanet, is pulled from the insignificance into an adventure world when twounusual robots appear in his life carrying a rescue message from Princess Leia.With the help of a mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke receives a mysterious knowledgeof the Force, recruits new companions, Han Solo and Chewbacca, and crosses thegalaxy to save the princess.As the story of Star Wars begins, a battle in spacefilled the Tatooine planet with the evil power of darkness (the GalacticEmpire) constantly pursuing good force (Rebel Alliance).Luke’s life is transformed when his uncle buys theC-3PO and R2-D2 Droids, who was carrying the Princess’s plea for help. Theirappearance alerts the beginning of the mission that allows Luke to discover hisaccuracy and destiny. When he sees the hologram of the message contained in R2,he is attracted to a mission to rescue the princess and finally save thegalaxy.For Luke, his path from the temporal world to thespiritual has been blocked by the Tusken Raiders at first.
However, it can beargued that Owen was also a guardian, because he was trying to prevent Lukefrom starting his mission, knowing the path Luke could take; The same path withhis father, who was killed by Darth Vader.Like the other reluctant heroes, Luke refuses Ben’scall. However, the death of Owen and Aunt Beru put Luca on a situation which isno way to going back. At first, Luke finds that he cannot proceed the adventurewithout supernatural aid.
He tried to refuse his difficult task until the mentorshows him the way. Master Obi-Wan has completed this role for Luke, giving himadvice, training the Jedi, and the mysterious knowledge of the Force he willneed in his adventures. The path ahead will contain many obstacles to test his heroicskills and courage, but with the help of Obi-Wan, Luke takes on the challenges.In mythology, the mentor often gives the hero anobject with the magical power to protect and help him on his chosen path. Inthis case, Obi-Wan gives Luke his father’s lightsaber. By accepting thismagical sword, Luke continues his father’s Jedi legacy.
This is a powerful weaponwhich inspired him to take the first step on his path to become a Jedi Knight.In order to make the journey, the hero needs a vehicleand mates. This applies to Luke, which is the Millennium Falcon and Han Soloand Chewbacca. Mos Eisley’s space station is considered Luke’s first thresholdto the adventure.
Here he encounters a danger but he also finds the heropartner, Han Solo, a pirate/smuggler, also the captain of the Millennium Falcon,and his loyal first mate, Chewbacca. Han Solo and Chewbacca will be the courageousand valuable allies as Luke continues his journey.In most of the popular fairy tales, there is always amiserable girl and Star Wars is no different. In the case of Star Wars, themedieval form of the monster, the dragon, is the death star.
When Luke and hispartners realize that the princess is being imprisoned in the Death Star, likethe traditional knights, Han and Luke don armor, stole from the stormtroopers,to accomplish their first heroic action is to rescue the princess Leia.