Analysis Of The Force

1325 words - 6 pages

An Analysis of the Force
By Anna Yellis
In 1977, Star Wars was released. It became one of the most prominent movies in the twentieth century. It created the Force, and expressed a new set of ideas. While many came to believe that in Star Wars, the Force resembled God, it really did not. Many also thought that the Force was based on the twentieth century worldview, once again, it did not. Through analyzing the Force with the twentieth century and the Biblical worldview, it is clear that the Force has no resemblance to God and that its worldview is not part of the twentieth century or the Biblical worldview.
Master Jedi Obi Won Kenobi first introduces the Force as he sits in his ...view middle of the document...

Because of this, Force-sensitives could feel a "disturbance in the Force" whenever there was a great loss of life.
Yoda states that death is a natural part of the universe. In other words, accept death without emotion. He adds that one should not grieve for those who have died because they became part of the Force. Jedi must not become attached to things, including people. Attachment to objects and people, leads to jealousy and the dark side of the force. In death, the Jedi are able to delay this absorption and appear as spirit guides to aid those in the physical world. This teaching is not new but a fundamental tenet of pantheistic religions.
The worldview that under girds the Force is Pantheism. Pantheism derives in meaning from the Greek word “pan” which means all, and “theism” which means God. Therefore, pantheism teaches that all is God. In other words, God is the universe, he is not separate from the universe but is contained within it. There is no divine personal being who created the universe, there is a divine essence, an impersonal force, a cosmic energy that flows throughout all things in the universe. This energy is called the “One,” “the divine,” “chi,” or “Brahma.” In Star Wars, it is called the Force.
Pantheism teaches that the material world is an illusion. Therefore, one should not get attached to earthly things for they are just an illusion and are not permanent. Pantheism teaches that one can delay their union with the divine and remain as spirit guides to aid those on the journey to enlightenment.The Force reflects one of the main tenets of the pantheistic worldview, the concept of monism, that all is in one essence. The Force is not a personal being. It is an impersonal energy that is made up of and resides in all living things. Therefore, all of life has the spark of divinity because all is essentially one unified entity. The ideology of the Force supports Pantheism.
The Existentialism ideology speaks of a world with no God or a higher being. This world view showed that man had to rely on himself instead of a higher entity. Just like Existentialism, it was the same with the Force. There was no God in the Force. The Force created life, it was the source of power that could be controlled and manipulated. It penetrated, surrounded and bound all life forms together.
Existentialism expressed that ethics and morality was the basis of man. It was man’s role to decide what was right or wrong. To use the Force wisely, for good or evil, man’s emotions was the basis of ethics and morality. Negative emotions brought in the dark side, while positive emotions controlled the other half of the Force, the light side.
The Existentialism worldview stated that death...

Other Papers Like Analysis of the Force

The Analysis of Othello

1237 words - 5 pages The Analysis of Othello The introduction about the author: Othello was written by William Shakespeare (1564-1615).he was an English dramatist and poet, generally regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets in his lifetime. His imagination, his richness of language and his deep understanding of human behaviors have made him universally known and loved. His influence on English literature and on

The Analysis of Zara

4708 words - 19 pages [pic] University of Sunderland The faculty of Business and Law _______________________________ Module Title: Marketing Management Module code: PGBM15 The market analysis of ZARA ______________________________________________ Student Name: Xia Tang Student Number:139151583 Tutor: Steve Storey Module Leader: Sudipta Das Word Count:4005 Date of submission: 16th June 2014 Contents Introduction of ZARA 1 1 Dynamics and trends

Analysis of the Poem

548 words - 3 pages Analysis of the poem "Son of Mine" The poem "Son of mine" is an address by an Aboriginal women to her son about race relations between aborigines and white Australians. She could have told him about the terrible acts that have been committed by the whites towards aborigines. However, she tells him of the positive future for the two countries when "lives of black and white entwine, and men in brotherhood combine." In stanza one, the aboriginal

The Battle Of Gettysburg Analysis

2501 words - 11 pages the Civil War and the fate of the United States. It is far easier for us in the present than it was for those at Gettysburg, to look back and determine the path that the leaders should have taken. As students, studying battles such as this, we have the advantage of hindsight, knowing the outcome. Nonetheless, we can still learn valuable lessons from it. To do so, this analysis will explore some of the decisions of the leaders at Gettysburg, and

The Analysis Of Childhood Obesity

1864 words - 8 pages The Analysis of Childhood Obesity Obesity is the accumulation and storage of excessive fat in the body. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Obesity is any weight that is bigger than what is typically considered

Analysis Of The Scarlet Letter

4638 words - 19 pages you, Hester." She proposes that she and Dimmesdale and Pearl flee to Europe. As what Gerber puts forword, " her insistence that Dimmesdale agree represents the highest point in her activities as a direction force in the story."The fourth part of The Scarlet Letter runs from Chapter Eleven to Chapter fourteen, with the forst two chapters as the transition. These two chapters--" The New England Holiday "and " The Procession" -have two Hester's

Analysis of the Airlines Industry

2557 words - 11 pages ANALYSIS OF THE AIRLINES INDUSTRY Introduction The airlines industry in the U.S. provides air transportation services for passengers. To determine the current state of the airlines industry, various analyses were performed. An analysis of the macro-environmental factors affecting the industry was first analyzed. Then, a Porter’s five forces analysis was used to determine the attractiveness of the industry, and current changes in the industry

Analysis Of The Wood Pile

1499 words - 6 pages sort of communion with nature. In his line by line analysis of Frosts poem "On the Woodpile", J.Donald Crowley states that home is a place where one feel's comfortable and lives peacefully with his self. Through his poem, Frost explains home is an abstraction lost and gained through several stage of life, which requires harmonic relations with nature and our surroundings.No doubt the speaker's sentiments of fear and insecurity, added to the fact he

Analysis of the Business Cycle

1531 words - 7 pages products and services include voice, Internet access, broadband video and data, Internet protocol network services, network access, long distance and other services (Reuters, 2011). 2. Analysis McDonald’s Corporation and Verizon provide services which appeal to a particular segment of their respective markets. As such both corporations have reacted necessary to changes in the current macroeconomic conditions. This analysis will detail how

Analysis of the Gift of Themaji

963 words - 4 pages Analysis of The Gift of the Magi ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Analysis of The Gift of the Magi Love is a powerful feeling and when you are in love there is not anything you would not do or sacrifice to see a smile on their face and happiness in their eyes. Almost everyone can relate to the main characters wanting to find that perfect present. O. Henry’s short story The Gift of the Magi is about love and

The Last of the Mojicans Analysis

2744 words - 11 pages THE LAST OF THE MOHICAN’S ANALYSIS A Report to be Submitted to: Instructor: Mr. Julius Nibut Literature and Languages Department Submitted by: Wilma M. Paelma BSHRM 31M1 August 09, 2011 “The Last of the Mohican” Author:  James Fenimore Cooper Directed by: Michael Mann Characters and Roles/Position: 1. Hawkeye(Daniel Day-Lewis): Hawkeye’s full name is Natty Bumppo, although he is never called by that name in this novel. His

Related Essays

Porters 5 Force Analysis Of Apple Inc

1796 words - 8 pages , 2013). Revenue for APPL in 2013 has risen from $155.97bn in 2012 to $170.87bn in 2013 (Market watch, 2013) which is a 9.6% increase. The objective of the Porter’s 5 forces model is to identify and elucidate the current levels of competition existing with a market, by examining what the 5 forces involve. ‘The model therefore provides a detailed and nuanced picture of the industry and to make an in-depth analysis with an idea of what factors one

Criminal Liability And The Use Of Force

1109 words - 5 pages AL LIABILITY AND THE USE OF FORCE Margaret Barnes LEG-320 Criminal Law Professor Muhammad Strayer University Date: 01 February, 2013 Criminal liability and Use of Force 1. The crime of solicitation takes place when a person invites, commands, requests, and hires or urges another person to commit a specific offense (LexisNexis, n.d.). For a solicitation to take place

The European Union's Inability To Reach A Concensus On The Construction And Deployment Of Military Force

3823 words - 16 pages Since the Kosovo conflict brought home to European countries how militarily dependent on the US they are and will remain unless big changes are made, the European Union began to take serious steps toward creating a credible unified military force. However, the proposed military force may face a number of problems which could impede its success in the future as there are constraints placed on the EU that differ from those facing sovereign states

Gandhi's Actions Were Based On The Belief Of The Truth Force

556 words - 3 pages salt law were taken away, and not used as forcefully as before. Many of Gandhi's actions were based on the belief of Satyagraha which means the ' the truth force'. The four elements of Satyagraha are truth, self-control, sacrifice and how he led his life, which was non-violently. Because Gandhi followed a life of Satyagraha it meant there was no way Gandhi could do anything wrong and therefore not be punished.