The two suns of Tatooine are setting over the horizon as Luke Skywalker stares out at the landscape, dreaming of a more exciting existence. The image is a visually stunning one—two pink suns dipping in the sky—and signals a contemplative moment for the protagonist, his last before he gets thrust into the Rebellion effort.
The Millennium Falcon
The Millennium Falcon is a large and beat-up vessel, flown by the salty smuggler Han Solo. When Luke calls it a "piece of junk," Solo is quick to tell the young upstart, "She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid." It serves as a mobile home for the protagonists throughout the film, a spacious and well-equipped vessel that eventually helps to save the day and aid in the destruction of the Death Star.
The Death Star
The Death Star is a giant orb floating through space, a marvel of engineering, and when the passengers on the Millennium Falcon first see it, they think it is a moon. Such is the scale and impressiveness of the giant Imperial space station.
Darth Vader himself strikes quite an image. He is a large man whose human attributes are completely obscured by a giant black suit of armor, complete with a black cape. He is the image of evil, and the implication of his suit is that he has become so deformed by evil that he is no longer a body, but simply an assemblage of parts.
Star Wars Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Star Wars is a great
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