How many times have we heard that ‘three’s a charm?’ Most likely, more than you can count. Even in advertisement, for example: Easy, Breezy, and Beautiful – CoverGirl. Is it sheer luck? Or is it pure brilliance? As someone who plays with words on a regular basis, not so much in the blogging format, but from a titling perspective, three usually is the magic combination.
And yes, even in Star Wars – the power of three is prominently present. The ‘Big Three,’ better known to us as Luke, Leia, and Han, are the main gist of the original trilogy. Going out on a limb here, but even the story components are divided up into three, which in turn equates to our term trilogy, or trilogies. With that said, The Force Awakens will begin the third sequential troika of the Star Wars saga, aka sequel trilogy.
The number three has been known since the beginning of time — well, documented time — to symbolize unity. Basically, no two lines can enclose the same space, in other words, they do not meet. But add a third line and it connects both points, becoming a unified body, without end.
Take Catholicism for example: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; these three powerful beliefs coincide with God’s attributes of: omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. George Lucas implemented a tripod of symbolism to Star Wars as well: the force, light side, and the dark side. Again, introducing another tie-in to the power of three and creating a phenomenon to last the ages – talk about one heck of a Divine Intervention.
Granted, Mr. Lucas is no longer leading this collaboration of unification, but he has indeed paved the path to its continuance. As he passes the torch, he bridges the extension of generational unity through his ingenuity and imagination. After all …
“You are only limited by your own imagination.” ~Benny Bellamacina
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to Star Wars and the ever-expanding — galaxy far, far away … I can imagine quite a bit. What about you?
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