Failure, Peace and Purpose in The Last Jedi

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The following contains major spoilers for The Last Jedi.

I am grateful to have been a child the first time I watched Star Wars. As an 8 year old, I was still young enough to plunge unselfconsciously into a galaxy of myth and imaginary friends, and still impressionable enough for it to shape my nascent worldview as effortlessly as melted wax.