In Focus: Kylo Ren, Son of Darkness

19 minutes

For my first Character Study, I have chosen the character of Kylo Ren, from the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
With the clock to the final film already counting down – I wanted to lay out a theory and an analysis about Darth Vader’s grandson, one that states that he, and not Rey, could be essentially the sequel trilogy’s true protagonist – and if you watch the sequel trilogy with that perspective – it can actually give you a much better viewing experience.

Music Used in Essay:
Love Theme, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Padme's Ruminations, Palpatine's Teachings, and Anakin's Betrayal, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Attack on the Jakku Village, Snoke, and The Jedi Steps, composed by John Williams from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Scenes Used in Essay: 
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

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