Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Series Identifier: n/a

Format: Movie

Genre:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Sci-fi

Conversation Topic:

  • Consequences
  • Cultural representation
  • Difficult emotions
  • Family
  • Fear
  • Feeling alone
  • Finding Oneself/Identity Development
  • Moral dilemma
  • Standing up for others
  • Strong female role models
  • Standing up for oneself
  • Sacrifice for others
  • Working with others

Relatable Experience:

  • Acceptance
  • Coming of age/Getting older
  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Fighting
  • Foster Care/Adoption
  • Making Others Worry
  • Loss (other than death)
  • Trauma

Insights:

  • Rey tries to find herself while managing outside forces telling her who she should be. She also tries to deal with being abandoned by her family. Possible conversation starters regarding identity/expectations/family.
  • Fin’s reaction to his fellow storm trooper dying in front of him. Possible conversation starter regarding trauma.
  • Rey and Fin are examples strong, diverse characters.
  • Kylo Ren over-identifying with Darth Vader, only seeing the parts of he wants to see. An example of what can sometimes happen to those we lose who we have conflicted feelings about.
  • Kylo Ren’s internal struggle between doing the right thing and what feels good when he meets his father again is a possible conversation starter regarding internal struggles and moral dilemmas.
  • Han and Leia’s constant belief that there is good in their son is a possible conversation starter regarding family, parental relationships, or the lack thereof.
  • R2-D2 shutting down until they are close to finding Luke again as an example of shutting down during a loss, and possibly taking time to come back.

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Link to Content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens