As a narrative, George Lucas's Star Wars is a perfect example of Epic Mythology. This lesson compares the epic myths of Gilgamesh and The Iliad, as well as Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus Rex. The bundle contains a power point presentation and an essay that analyzes the structure of Star Wars and compares it to these other examples of epic mythology.
Specific Points of Comparison Include the Following:
The Hero and his Quest
Exploration/The Heroic Journey
Good vs. Evil
The Reliance on Spiritual Forces
The Heroic Companion/Sidekick
The power point also points out the difference in standard epic mythology and Greek tragedy. The essay includes a specific breakdown of the topic, and it also includes a planning worksheet.