The quiet everyday bravery of Shmi Skywalker

Even before The Last Jedi shook up the status quo, it was clear that Star Wars was always about much more than heroes and dynasties and the evils of right-wing ideology. The story threads woven throughout the saga films and the auxiliary story materials was as much a canon of everyday heroism, a testament to little acts of bravery that stacked up and echoed down through the ages. Perhaps the bravest of all of…