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Article Title

Star Wars' Saving Return

Abstract

The relationship of the trilogy of Star Wars (SW) prequels to the 'classic trilogy' is a complex one. On the one hand it intensifies themes of fall and redemption, and on the other reinterprets the very nature of the drama as integrally about a parallelism – 'the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker' and 'the adventures of Luke Skywalker'. This figural parallel moves off in a different direction, with Anakin becoming the fallen one and Luke the redeeming one, significantly echoing St. Paul's Adam-Christ typology. This reading possesses significant critical potential for numerous other readings of the SW saga.

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