Bachelor of Arts in English
James Tackach, Ph.D.
The Vietnam War saw a rise in anti-war protest unlike ever before, in every form. Tim O’Brien published multiple anti-war books from his veteran’s perspective, and George Lucas created his Star Wars franchise to emphasize his anti-war stance. Although their works are very different, O’Brien’s books and Lucas’s movies share many of the same themes and events that define Vietnam War protest media.
Segall, El, "“I Feel I Can Take On The Whole Empire Myself ’: Star Wars as War Protest Literature Compared to Tim O’Brien’s Works" (2023). English Theses. 173.