The last couple of days have been trying to say the least and have left me conflicted.
Our heroine Rey faces crucial moments in and in front of two caves in The Last Jedi. In this piece, we investigate the deeper symbolism that these classic mythic images might contain in the context of her journey.
The lifting rocks scene from the TLJ junior novelization on page 197 (spoilers):
Although Finn and Rey were initially billed as the two leads of the new Star Wars trilogy, it feels to many as though Finn’s storyline has fallen to the wayside. Here we offer an interpretation of how Finn’s character is still central to the story of the Skywalker Saga, and a prediction for his role in relation to the family moving forward.
At long last, we reach the conclusion of our series and leave you with our final thoughts on what we’ve put together and why. While the main series is over, check back in as we’ll be supplementing it with new articles as more information becomes available or as we gain new insights. We hope you enjoyed our series and found it insightful even if you disagree!
Written by: robotical712, Josey, Needs_More_Sprinkles, HypersonicHarpist
In the last full post of the series, we’ll examine the symbolism of The Last Jedi and what it tells us about Rey, Luke and the Skywalker family.
The case for Rey Skywalker can be summed up in a few lines from TLJ:
Luke: You went straight to the dark. […] It offered something you needed. And you didn’t even try to stop yourself.
Luke: […] My nephew with that mighty Skywalker blood. And in my hubris, I thought I could train him, I could pass on my strengths. […]
Rey: […] Kylo failed you. I won’t.