Star Wars

Star Wars Literary Elements


George Lucas

Leading Actors/Actresses

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford

Supporting Actors/Actresses

Peter Cushing, Alec Guiness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker


Science Fiction




6 Oscars won, for Sound Mixing, Score, Visual Effects, Costume Design, Production Design, and Editing

Date of Release

25 May 1977


Gary Kurtz, Rick McCallum

Setting and Context

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The story is set in a science fiction universe, within an oppressive galactic Empire.

Narrator and Point of View

Third person with no narration.

Tone and Mood

Suspenseful, epic, adventurous, humorous at times, mythical, mystical.

Protagonist and Antagonist

Luke Skywalker is the protagonist and Darth Vader is the antagonist.

Major Conflict

Luke Skywalker joins the Rebel Alliance to fight the Galactic Empire. He follows in the footsteps of his father, a Jedi, and along the way, seeks to bring an important droid to the Rebel Alliance and destroy the Death Star.


Luke destroys the Death Star with his X-Wing with the help of the Force.


Obi-Wan telling Vader that he will only become more powerful if he is struck down foreshadows his death.


Uncle Owen says, "that old man's just a crazy old wizard," to describe Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the most powerful Jedis of the Clone Wars.

Innovations in Filming or Lighting or Camera Techniques

Lucas introduced 3D graphics and advanced stop-motion techniques into his film, paving the way for more innovative science fiction films in the future.


Flash Gordon, spirituality and religion, ancient mythology, The Wizard of Oz.