Both Harry Potter and Star Wars are modern re-tellings of the classic hero’s journey. The protagonists, Harry and Luke face all sorts of trials and tragedies and in the end are made better and stronger for it. They’re also joined by a best friend and a girl friend who happens to become the girlfriend, without a space, of the best friend. In these stories the heor doesn’t always get the girl. Oh, well I guess Harry gets Ginny and you can argue for Luke and Mara Jade. But whatever, forget that, it’s hurting my analogy!
You could claim dozens of books and movies follow a similar template but these two stories share one very important commonality; an insanely devoted fanbase.
Click the jump to check out the infographic. Can come up with anymore similarities or is this whole analysis simply bullshit?