Episode IV of Star Wars begins at Princess Leia sends her two droids for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. The events during the civil war, when the rebels managed to steal secret plans for the Galactic Empire’s secret weapon, and the subsequent capture of Princess Leia turns out to be the major conflict of the story. The two droids, C-3P0 and R2-D2, escaped to the planet of Tatooine but fell into the hands of the Jawas. The droids were eventually sold to Owen Lars, foster father of the story’s protagonist, Luke Skywalker.
Luke discovers the message that Princess Leia has given R2-D2 while he was cleaning the droid. The succeeding events led Luke to search for Ben Kenobi in the hope that he could help them find Obi-Wan. Little did young Luke Skywalker know that Ben Kenobi is the same man that they are trying to look for. Ben tells Luke that his father was a Jedi Knight, just like him, and gives Luke his father’s lightsaber. He also relates the story that Luke’s father was killed by Darth Vader, tells him about the Force. Ben tries to convince Luke to come with him to Alderaan was futile.
The turning point of the plot was when Luke soon discovers that his aunt and uncle were murdered by stormtroopers tying to search for the droids. With nowhere to go, he finally agrees to join Obi-wan. He tells Obi-Wan: “I want to learn the ways of the Force and become a Jedi like my father. ” Obi-Wan, Luke, and the two droids went to Mos Eisley to search for a passage to Alderaan. There, Obi-Wan demonstrates to Luke some of what the Force can do and gives him his first lessons in the ways of the Force. They met Captain Han Solo and Chewbacca and hired them and their ship, the Millenium Falcon, to get them to Alderaan.
However, they weren’t able to leave without a few troubles with Jubba the Hutt and Imperial stormtroopers who tried to stop them when they were about to leave. Meanwhile, Princess Leia, being held captive, is asked where the rebel base is at. The princess, being loyal to their cause, refuses at first but was soon faced with a terrible choice of giving away what the Galactic Empire is asking or have her home planet perish. In the end, she had given the secret location of the rebel base, but little did she know that the Empire’s plan to destroy Alderaan was imminent.
The destruction of the planet, Alderaan, meant to be a demonstration of the Empire’s power to end all resistance was the midpoint of the story. While onboard the Millenium Falcon, Luke continues to have lessons about the Force. The crew soon found themselves in the middle of an asteroid field, which had been Alderaan. There, they noticed a large structure which they thought, at first, to be a moon but turned out to be a battle station, the Death Star. The Millenium Falcon was sucked in to it. The following events led to the rescue of Princess Leia.
These events were some of the stories declining moments but are, however, essential to plot. The most important part of the act is when Obi-Wan faced his old adversary, Darth Vader, eventually sacrificing himself in the process as Luke watches and screams in terror. The final act of the story depicts the battle of the Rebel Alliance to defend themselves against the Galactic Empire and destroy the Death Star. After having saved Pricess Leia from the clutches of the Galactic Empire, the crew of the Millenium Falcon meets up with the Alliance at their base.
Having not wanting to do anything with the Alliance’s troubles with the Empire, Han decided to leave after receiving his payment. The Rebel Alliance has found a weakness to the Empire’s battle station and devised a plan to destroy it. Here is where the epic strike force attack on the Death Star took place. The story reaches its climax when Han Solo returns to join the battle, clears the path for Luke to his target, and Luke learns to trust his feelings and the Force to fulfill their mission of destroying the Death Star. The story ends with a celebration of the Rebel Force’s victory against the Galactic Empire.