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Old 04-13-2009
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Default Eragon and Star Wars: Pretty much the same thing

So a freind of mine was trying to get me to read Eragon and this was what I thought as he was explaining the book.

"So it takes place in a time where everyone is in fear of a tyranical government (The Empire) and this farm boy (Luke) finds this magical egg (R2D2) that connects him to this old hermit who is really good at fighting (Obi-Wan) who tells him he is a descendant of a group of people that were wiped out a long time ago (the Jedi). Because he found the egg and met the old-guy, he now has special powers (the force). Also, the the bad guy, who used to be a good guy (Dath Vader) betrayed and killed all the people with the special powers (the Sith killing all the Jedi, I think it's called The Purge in the expanded universe)."

Anyways, what do you think? Did I get it right or is the book totally different from what I interpreted it as?
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Old 04-14-2009
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Oh, believe me, you haven't been the first one to figure that one out.

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sci fi hobbit parody I'd read that one i get down with the 12 other books I'm trying to read right now.
Joseph Campbell's universal "hero's journey" I happen to think that splash page show how easy it is to have some overlap with fictional hero stories.
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Seriously, this was figured out a long time ago.
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dude i just heard WORD for WORD

the exact same thing on X-play so i think you are just a jock but my personal oppinion
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dude i just heard WORD for WORD

the exact same thing on X-play so i think you are just a jock but my personal oppinion
X-play? I didn't even know that was around wile eragon was popular. (THen agian I only got G4 like a year ago)

(Ontopic): It's called Zeitgeist people. Look it up.

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Actually, Eragon reminds me more of Lord of the Rings
and since I hated LOTR, that's probably why I gave up on Eragon so quickly
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WHAT!!!!!!!!!! How could you hate LOTR?!?!?!?!?!?

Back to the topic at hand... Yeah, Eragon kinda steals from many places... but isn't Star Wars itself just a western set in space?
... think about it.
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I would actually say Star Wars is taken from lot of historical events of modern age, from Cold War to rise of Hitler and fall of British empire

[ PS notice how he changed Eragons father, does anyone else feel this is a somewhat clumsy effort to right and remove the S-W tag, ]
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It's true that Eragon is similar to Star Wars in a number of ways. But to say that Star Wars was completely 100% original is a bit naive.

Besides, when you get to the third book of the Eragon series, it drifts from the "Star Wars" feel of it.

It's by no means a fantastic series or anything, but an old argument is old.
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I can gaurantee SW is better than eragon.
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It's true that Eragon is similar to Star Wars in a number of ways. But to say that Star Wars was completely 100% original is a bit naive.

Besides, when you get to the third book of the Eragon series, it drifts from the "Star Wars" feel of it.

It's by no means a fantastic series or anything, but an old argument is old.
pretty much what I said, but I feel he changed the third book, just so as to get away from this tag, more than natural change, but on whole agree with what you put and felt this was to me, like twilight is to lot of others, not classic, but read it as think ok read anyway
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Yeah, Twilight and Eragon are about on the same level for me (except I think that Eragon is better, although unnecessarily difficult to read IMO)
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X0 but the other books are different.
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Yeah, Twilight and Eragon are about on the same level for me (except I think that Eragon is better, although unnecessarily difficult to read IMO)
Eragon isn't difficult to read. I find it very easy. I suppose it's a little bit like- IT'S NOTHING FLUFFING LIKE STAR WARS! THE STORY IS COMPLETELY FLUFFING DIFFERENT!! ERAGON HAS A FLUFFING DRAGON!
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