Cultural similarities between Star Wars and Native American mythology

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I would like you to take a close look at Star Wars by George Lucas and the two selections from Native American mythology- World Making Stories by Eleanor Nevins and the Winnebago Trickster cycle.

I would like you to argue for what you think are the cultural similarities between Star Wars by George Lucas, and Native American mythology.

Use at least a minimum of 2 quotes from each source World Making Stories by Eleanor Nevins and the Winnebago Trickster cycle(for a total of 4) to support your analysis. Clearly mark your thesis with an *.

Your essay should address the colonial, political, and cultural implications of what early explorers found to be 'astounding'.

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Cultural Similarities between Star Wars By George Lucas, And Native American Mythology
1. Introduction
✓ While presenting our desires as well as worries all the three works encapsulate our
creativity, and motivate people to have faith in an element beyond them.
✓ Addresses the colonial, political and cultural implications as depicted in Star Wars
movies by Lucas, World Making Stories by Nevins and the Winnebago Trickster cycle.
2. Cultural implications
✓ The Star Wars is characterized by many issues which run from racial profiling and
colonial texts to lack of gender equality and its depiction of slavery, men seen as superior
✓ In the same manner, The Winnebago Trickster Cycle presents the message that human
beings ought to be cautious of perceiving themselves as superior to the natural world,
nature is perceived as superior
✓ The portrayal of culture in these narratives is brought but the stress on language. Eleanor
is concerned about the way in which media influences the youngsters
3. Colonial implications
✓ Star Wars takes people to the times of the 2nd World War, the Japanese social structure,
the America of 1930s America as well as the prototypical era of warriors from GreccoRoman tradition
✓ A primary subject in the “Winnebago Trickster Cycle” is the representation of colonial
ideology as well as natural forces in issues to do with an insatiable appetite to conquer all
✓ World-Making stories uses scatological humor to point that despite the fact that
American strategy to Native Americans is superior, where Native American traditions are
normally belittled, norms regarding time policies have made some changes
4. Political implications
✓ In Star Wars There are liberals who believe in the importance of government in creating a
fair and democratic nation and conservatives who believe in making individual decisions
without government control
✓ In World-Making stories, there are the antagonists and protagonists, the antagonists who
believe that children should not be so much exposed to any English
✓ In The Winnebago Trickster Cycle Trickster the trickster acts as opposition and conduct
himself inappropriately
5. Conclusion

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Cultural Similarities between Star Wars By George Lucas, And Native American
Different types of artwork like movies, films, stories, native myths, and poems are mainly
authored with the main aim of passing a certain message. In some case, different artworks ...

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