In the latest entry in his “Studying Skywalkers” series for the official Star Wars blog, Coffee With Kenobi co-host Dan Z examines the meaning of weather in the galaxy far, far away.
You can read an excerpt below:
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One of my favorite features of the new Star Wars app is the weather option. By clicking on this feature, you are instantly transported to the world of Star Wars, where the story of your day is told. The weather will affect your mood and may help navigate the course of your emotions. This is also a great literary tool with some real history behind it.
From William Shakespeare to Edgar Allen Poe to Mark Twain, weather has long been a literary device which reinforces our understanding of characters and events during integral plot points. What the reader or viewer gleans from the weather often is a reflection of the inner conflict of the heroes and villains.