Study Guide

Star Wars: A New Hope Themes

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Good vs. Evil


Coming of Age


Dreams, Hopes, and Plans


The force is strong with these themes.

In a galaxy far, far away is how we like to set the scene for the first (of many) Star Wars films. To learn more about the common Star Wars themes found throughout the first movie, keep reading!

Major Themes for A New Hope

Some of the most prominent (and quite literally epic) Star Wars: A New Hope themes include the following aspects mixed with displays of bravado and impressive lightsaber skills:


  • Good vs. evil
  • Coming-of-age
  • Dreams, hopes, and plans
  • Power
  • Courage

Cue the Star Wars theme music!

Want to learn more about the themes for Star Wars? Check out our themes for the second Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back!

Until then, may the Force be with you.

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