Thursday, November 28, 2013

Izabella Kaminska — Pope Francis: Jedi

Extended Star Wars analogy — which is interesting in itself since George Lucas aimed at creating  a modern epic that would become the contemporary cultural myth. Lucas consulted with über-mythologist Joseph Campbell on shaping this. He succeeded with Star Wars, which shares the field with J. R. R. Tolkien's contemporary rendition of the ancient ring of power myth as the predominant contemporary myths that children now grow up with. Kaminska's use of the analogy reminds of the formerly de rigeur convention of employing classical allusions in sophisticated writing. Fun read.

Pope Francis: Jedi
Izabella Kaminska

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