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In this research inquiry essay Lardaro uses the literary trope of the tragic hero to make a case for why Revenge of the Sith is an especially compelling film. Lardaro presents sources that help him to analyze how the downfall of Anakin Skywalker becomes an example of a tragic hero. His argument maintains that the treatment of Anakin Skywalker as a tragic hero is what allows the Star Wars prequels to offer emotional complexity and the potential for misinterpretation to the audience. This is in turn what makes these films compelling.
Star Wars, tragic hero trope, film analysis, Rhet Dragons, research inquiry
Communication | Education | Rhetoric and Composition
Lardaro, Nicholas, "Tragic Hero (2021-2022)" (2021). Research Inquiry. 10.