Return of the Jedi and the need for comfort in Star Wars

There are plenty of fundamental ingredients simmering away in the crucible of Star Wars: myth, samurai cinema, westerns, thirties sci-fi serials, politics. Yet one of the key things that gets routinely overlooked in this concoction is comfort.

I recently put a question out to the Twittersphere asking what Star Wars film respondents found most comforting. Although…