Study Guide

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Friendship

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Neither Finn nor Rey have any friends when we first meet them in The Force Awakens. Cue sad trombone.

The good news is, they find each other in the middle of it all. Friendship holds this galaxy together, and the lengths these characters will go to for their friends—both good and bad—will pretty much define how the galaxy turns out.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Is anything different in the relationships between old friends like Han and Chewie and those between just-met friends like Finn and Rey?
  2. Are the droids friends to their owners? How and why?
  3. Could friendship be considered something that divides good from evil here? Do any of the villains have friends?
  4. Where do we see signs of the friendship between Han and Luke? How can we see what good friends they are, even though they're never actually onscreen together?

Chew on This

Friendship is fostered by the Force for its own reasons.

Friendship stems from individual choices, and the Force picks these characters for great destinies because of their capacity for friendship.

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