A New, New Hope: Luke Skywalker and the Soul of Baby Boomer Men

(spoiler alert: If you have not seen The Force Awakens, or The Last Jedi, this essay contains numerous major plot points and key surprises.)

In the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, the emotional story of a whole generation comes to its spiritual apotheosis — its ultimate moment of dramatic climax — with only emotional…