The concept of the monomyth has figured prominently throughout the millennia. From the Bible to Greek mythology, Jesus to Hercules, the monomyth linked the past and the present storytelling into a shared belief that transcended culture and background. One example of the monomyth come to life was Luke Skywalker, the hero of Star Wars Episode Four, Five, and Six. Throughout the three films, Luke undertook much of the journey of the hero as defined by Joseph Campbell. Yet, despite the friendship between the director George Lucas and Campbell, there are differences in both timeline and depth in the monomyth and the journey of Luke Skywalker. This paper analyzes the comparisons and contrasts between the story of the one myth and that of Luke Skywalker. There are seventeen stages to examine to see where Luke Skywalker lies on the monomyth.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Arts & Humanities

Document Type