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Taoism, Dualism, or Christian Hope? Rey’s Baptism in The Last Jedi

The Taoist influence in Star Wars is undeniable, but Rey’s journey and this film as a whole look a lot more like Christian baptism.

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation

There’s a distinction between playing the game and knowing the game. Being “right” about the nature of the Dark Side was important for how roleplaying worked, but it wasn’t the point of the game The point was doing the good, given the constraints of the story.


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