AP English 4
1. The Hero: In the movie, Star Wars: The New Hope, the plot revolves around the central character, Luke. He extracts himself from the ordinary life he originally led on his home planet of Tatooine, in order to pursue a more gallant and bold adventure. This is when he experiences the many obstacles that test both his innate and newfound skills, which he eventually overcomes to become the movie’s hero.
2. Mentor: The mentor is represented by Obi-Wan Kenobi, who guides the hero in several ...view middle of the document...
He teaches Luke, showing him the different methods of fighting and teaching, thus continuously proving his commitment to the task.
4. Herald: R2-D2 is the herald in the movie because it signifies the start of the adventure when it replays Princess Leia’s call for help.
5. Shapeshifter: Han Solo represents the shapeshifter because he is initially against the entire mission and is critical about the journey when he has to encounter it. He is reluctant to help rescue the princess, does not participate in the Rebellion’s initial attack on the Death Star, and only cared about himself and Chewbacca. However, when his presence was needed most, he showed up with a change of heart and was decisive in the Rebellion’s victory.
6. Shadow: The shadow is depicted by Darth Vader, who elicits evil by donning a black outfit and preying on all those around him, including his own crew. He is a ruthless leader of the Empire and attempted to crush the Rebellion, along with hero and his cause.
7. Trickster: The etiquette droid, C-3PO, represents the trickster in the movie, due to his continuous banter and ridicule about the situation. Even through to the end, his traits do not disappear, but instead linger as the environment around him changes.