#GoodRead | Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Feminism
The Force Awakens is, in many ways, a feminist reinterpretation of the original Star Wars movie that wowed audiences nearly 40 years ago. Both are fairy tales laced with complex politics and really cool space battles. The central characters embark on a quest, grappling along the way with themes of destiny, redemption, identity and free will. In the original Star Wars, the action and self-inquiry were driven mostly by men. In The Force Awakens, it’s the women who grow the most. That’s a big deal. Here’s why.