why cant we give our opinions of the use of said influence? or can we? Of course you can, that's the whole point. What is the purpose of using a pieta image at that point in the movie, and what is the significance of the flipped positions? Where the problem comes is in coming in and stating that there is no symbolism (and we are therefore wasting our time analyzing it). I may disagree vociferously with any given interpretation, but as long as it's an interpretation of the symbol and not an opinion of the movie, of Lucas, of fellow-posters, whatever, it should be fine. The topic is analysis of the symbolism... it would be silly to prevent analysis.