Questions tagged [title-explanation]

For questions about the titles of SFF works. A common question of this type would be "why did such-and-such a work have this title?" Do not use this tag for questions seeking the title of an unknown work; instead, use [story-identification]. Always use in conjunction with the specific work tag in question.

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What specifically does the "awakens" in "The Force Awakens" refer to?

I checked the Wikipedia article and some interviews, and haven't found any specific answer. What specifically does the "awakening" of the Force in the title refer to? Was the Force somehow asleep or ...
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Who is the eponymous Jedi in Return of the Jedi?

I had always assumed the Jedi in the title of Return of the Jedi referred to Luke Skywalker's return from defeat. But Jedi is its own plural -- could it be referring to the rebuilding of the ...
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Why the title "Goblet of Fire" for book 4?

HP and the Philosopher's (Sorceror's) Stone - that Stone is what the book's all about, finding it or taking it or keeping it safe. HP and the Chamber of Secrets - again, the book is all about the ...
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