Star Wars Plot Analysis

This Star Wars Plot Analysis is my first attempt on a series of simple analysis of movies and other stories using a mix of Dramatica and Voegler’s paradigms.

Princess Leia is emprisioned by the dark power of the Galactic Empire in its purpose to conquer and subdue the entire galaxy.  

A young lad, an adventurous farm boy Luke Skywalker from Tatooine, embarks on a quest with an old Jedi, master Obi-Wan Kenobi, as his mentor.

Fearless Captain Han Solo, and an exquisite crew, R2-D2 and C-3PO and Chewbacca join in as aide in their mission.

Their objective is to save and rescue beautiful Princess Leia from the dark forces of the Galactic Empire.

She has been taken hostage under the claws of a ruthless general, Darth Vader, after managing to hide information that can help the rebels against the tyrant dictatorship.

The important plans must be taken to the rebel’s base to help destroy a powerful war space station, the Death Star, built with the power to destroy whole planets.


protagonist  Luke Skywalker
antagonist The Galactic Empire
guardian Ben Kenobi
contagonist Darth Vader
sidekick R2D2 and C3PO
skeptic Han Solo
reason Princess Leia
emotion Chewbacca
Star Wars Plot Analysis
ordinary world  Luke living and working at Uncle Owen’s Farm.
trigger (poa)  After his family is killed, Luke joins Ben Kenobi in the quest to help Princess Leia.
action evolution Several obstacles to free Princess Leia from the hands of Darth Vader and the Empire.
set back  Darth Vader kills Ben Kenobi.
preparation  The Rebels prepare to attack the Death Star
climax During the final  star fight, Han Solo returns to help Luke.  The Death Star is destroyed.
ordinary world
 After destroying the Death Star, friends are reunited and the rebels taste the victory in a gala celebration.

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