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.
McDowell, John C.
"Star Wars' Saving Return,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol13/iss1/6