The primary story is about fathers and sons. STAR WARS is about generations, about one generation having to try to improve on what the generation before it did. It is about one generation living with the mistakes that the previous generation made. The story is twofold: Why does somebody who starts out being good become bad? It also reflects the father’s journey, how he becomes bad and it follows the journey of the son who refuses to become bad and in the process redeems his father. A new generation needs to try to improve the world.

George Lucas