The Mandalorian and the father’s love by Vivek Singh

The Mandalorian is an American space western web T.V series created by Jon Favreau, directed by Dave Filoni, and released by Disney+ at the end of 2019. The Mandalorian IMDB rating is 8.8/10 and 95% on rotten tomatoes. There are 8 the Mandalorian episodes released till now in the first season. The Mandalorian – Reddit and The StarWars Reddit thread links are clickable which I found (maybe official or maybe not).

The Mandalorian trailer is below

The cast:-

Who plays the Mandalorian??

Pedro Pascal (best known for playing Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones) is the bounty hunter behind the helmet: He’s a lone Mandalorian gunfighter operating in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

He’s joined by a star-studded cast, but a couple of these characters didn’t survive season 1:

The Mandalorian episode 7 is the most thrilling episode according to me

So why I am talking about this? As the title suggests, this series shows a single dad’s love and care (positive masculinity) which is soothing and worth watching during these times when men are deemed criminals before birth or potential rapists and 2nd class citizens. Fathers are being alienated/erased from their kids and the family court has become fully corrupt. Masculinity is deemed toxic and so more misandry for men.

Now coming to the web series: 

The main protagonist is the Mandalorian who is a bounty hunter. He is a founding who was rescued at a young age by the Mandalorians. The point to be noted is that Mandalorian is not a race but a creed.
Now, as we see, bounty hunting is not a very very great job with high payments as he gets very little money (coins) for hunting as shown in the tv series. He was offered a high bounty for an unknown target with no information at all, just the location with a tracker and the age that was 50 years.

Now we will critically analyze how John Fibro uses different film techniques to show things. The Mandalorian never takes off his helmet, as it resembles how fathers hide their feelings and expressions as they need to be tough, but his expressions are still clearly seen. The story takes place in the galaxy. As we all know, many times alienated or erased fathers live nearby on the next street, but it seems he is living galaxies away.

Father-son:

The Mandalorian, after knowing it’s a kid, saves it from an IG 11 bot shooting on his head.
The kid too saves the Mandalorian from the mud horn when he tries to get the Easter egg by waving his hands after that he becomes unconscious and that establishes a connection.

When the kid was eating a frog the mandalorian said spit that out as he cared frog is not a good thing to eat.

When the villains were taking the kid away he said take it easy in reply they you said take it easy

We also see the mud horn trying and giving his life to save his egg.
The father question: The Mandalorian asks “What are you going to do to the kid?” A father and no one else will ask this as it was against the guild code and bounty rule.
This shows fathers are the unsung heroes. They work hard. They don’t get any credits. They cover the kids and the whole family.

Saving the kid: going back and saving the kid and holding him in his one hand is a great show of positive masculinity.

The kid at the beginning was playing with the spaceship gear ball. He said, “this is not a toy” but now he himself gives it to the kid to play.
The kid also tries to heal the Mandalorian showing a son’s love for his father.

Mandalorians, being masculine, have to be hard and tough as they are the bounty hunters but at the same time, he has a soft heart. He goes against his job and guild rules to save the baby kid Yoda.

Until it’s of the age as reuniting with its own kind you are as his father.

At last to summarize it shows

The importance of fathers in the life of a child. Fathers not abandoning the children, protecting and nurturing them. Good decent men who want to become fathers have this in them naturally.
The Yoda kid was not his offspring but still, he showed his masculine care to protect him from the people who wanted to kill him. 

Now you can watch these clips or some parts of the T.V series to make it clearer

5 Replies to “The Mandalorian and the father’s love by Vivek Singh”

  1. Many in the gender-political community have made note of this series for all the same reasons given by you Vivek. Thanks for having empathy toward men and fathers.

  2. I really like your take on this. To be honest I believe mothers can/do have this same level of love it is just fathers are not recognized for theirs.

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