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Old August 2nd, 2018 #7
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Originally Posted by Longbaugh View Post

In Episode IV, the Death Star represents the Kaiser Reich, being an already, well established, imperial order; while in Episode VI, the Death Star represents the Dritte Reich: an expanding, new (as it were), imperial order that is incomplete in its construction.

In both films, stormtroopers don't represent the Sturmabteilung so much as they do all Germanic peoples: just faceless, white (the armour), militaristic and militant (Prussian Germans) clones.

In both films, Luke Skywalker represents the America of the day (kind of hokey, somewhat naive, blue eyed, blond, farm boy), but without whom neither Death Star would be destroyed.

It's not an exact retelling, but the symbolism is there.

I haven't decided if Leia represents England or Israel, yet.
Dude , you have a hell of an association . .

No offense but such ideas never occured to me . .


There are many ideas concerning the symbolism in Star Wars ( and the tale definitely contains symbolism ) ranging from the story being an allegory to ancient Rome ( Republic < - -> Empire ) , to Nazi Germany even towards a Communist takeover of the US . .

Yet I for one am more interested in the metaphysical side of it all . .