What Sam Really Likes 2


Yes, it’s Star Wars and Star Wars Lego. Commercialised, commodified, a little scarey (he won’t watch the bit where Darth Vader takes off his helmet). But Sam loves it.

Maybe because it is a commodity. Perhaps it’s made safe and desirable by having the appearance of a publicly shared myth.

He’s not so keen on the Arabian Nights for instance, I think because it’s scarey (the genies) and it\’s not so shared. If we read it, we read it and imagine it on our own. It’s not talked about in the playground, constructed from Lego, made familiar, without surprises.

As Sam quotes from Yoda: “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to…” whatever it was that Hate leads to…


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