Notable is the change depicted in former Stormtrooper Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, who goes from horror as a friend is killed to whooping as he shoots down his former allies.Show The consequences of which are explained in detail in a video by Jonathan Macintosh. In Star Wars movies past, Darth Vader could redeem himself, but only by dying; meanwhile Kylo Ren is simply irredeemable.
The concerns of the Trojan War are fundamentally different to these modern myths and it is also the case that neither side remains uncompromised. But although they are egged on by the gods neither one side nor the other is morally superior, and both have their heroes and villains. After all, it is Alexander’s breach of Menelaus’ hospitality that sparks the war in the first place, and the destruction of Troy is ordained by the gods.
It was – and is – possible in ancient myths to see these nuances. It is becoming more difficult in the modern world.
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