Le dernier Star Xars s’inscrit-il dans la tradition “épique” à l’ancienne ? Quels liens avec l’Enéide ?
Although Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has mostly received positive reviews, critics have noted a lack of creativity in the new film, which draws heavily on material from the original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV, V, and VI). In his review for The Atlantic, Christopher Orr described the movie as “less sequel than remix, a loving mashup of familiar scenes, characters, themes, and dialogue.”
But Joseph A. Howley, Assistant Professor of Classics at Columbia University, has defended The Force Awakens as an innovative work along the model of the Aeneid. He calls the new Star Wars movie a “classical epic,” and argues that it stands in the same relation to the original trilogy as Virgil’s poem does to the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Howley’s analogy between the Star Wars movie franchise and the classical epic tradition raises several questions. What in particular defines a “classical epic,” and how might The Force Awakens or the other Star Wars films fit into this category? And what exactly is the Aeneid’s relationship with
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