My grandson turned six this month and I had it in my mind that something Star Wars would be a good gift. So we sent him a couple of boxes of Star Wars themed Legos. I also thought sending him the original Star Wars movie would be a good idea. Well getting the DVD was a bit harder than I thought. I went to Target, Walmart, Amazon.com and a couple of other places and all I could find were copies of the new Star Wars and mostly in Blu Ray. So of course I turned to my very favorite online shopping mall – eBay! We bought the Trilogy and decided that before we shipped it out to California we should treat ourselves to a viewing of each one.
So the other night we sat down and watched A New Hope known better to us as just Star Wars. Goodness this is a long intro. If you’re wondering where I’m going with this…I’m about to begin.
In the first 10 minutes of the film, I was struck by the similarity between Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter. So, uhmmmm I thought, could it be possible that J.K. Rowling saw Star Wars way back when and then she created Harry Potter? Well it’s only a thought….
Luke is seemingly orphaned and lives with his Uncle and Aunt.
Harry’s parents are dead and he lives with his Uncle and Aunt.
Luke has to help out on the farm, all he wants to do is to go to the Academy.
Harry is living under a stairwell and all he wants to do is go to Hogwarts.
Luke finds himself alone and by chance he meets up with Princess Leia who realizes his potential.
Harry is rescued from his Uncle’s house and at Hogwarts Hagrid takes him under his wing.
Luke has special powers.
Harry has special powers.
Luke meets up with Hans and together they form a forceful team.
Harry meets up with Ron and Hermione and they form a formidable team.
Luke symbolizes the Good and he uses his powers to fight evil.
Harry symbolizes the Good and he uses his powers to fight evil.
Luke is a leader.
Harry is a leader.
Luke learns how to use his power through guidance from Yoda
Harry learns wizardry from Dumbledore.
Luke stays true to his principles.
Harry stays true to his principles.
Success and triumph of good over evil falls on Luke’s shoulder.
Harry is the main defender of good over evil.
The night I watched the movie, I knew I should have taken notes OR at least tried to write this within a couple of days after viewing the film. Alas I did neither so this is where this blog post ends.
May the Force Be With Each and Every One of You!