Luke, a Modern Odysseus

Steve Persall writes for the Center for Story and Symbol about the Star Wars saga and Luke Skywalker, a mythical character that resonates with us all.

Not long before the premiere of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Persall talks about the effect that these films have in our society and generation, and how it compares to other famous stories.

Going into detailed aspects of the film, this article brings up Joseph Campbell, American author and mythologist, whose work was of great inspirations to the Star Wars movies.



From Center for Story and Symbol on January 1, 1999
Attributed to Steve Persall (Petersburg Times Film Critic)