This is because Lucas hewed so closely to Joseph Campbell’s Hero Cycle; there is no other way given the overall plot. The fact or heroes all face great losses here makes Episode VI, and the entire trilogy, that much more thrilling.

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Writer. Complainer. I drink bourbon. I have edited media, worked in content and branding and strategy, and chances are I’ll do those things again. @arjunbasu

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