Some examples of things in Star Wars that can be interpreted quite different to the literal meaning presented. Feel free to dispute any of these or add your own. Mace and the Posse vs Palpatine - The 4 Jedi Masters ignite their sabers in exact reverse order to how Palpatine kills them. You could say he is taking out the weaker Jedi first according to rank. Mace of course lights his saber first, and doesn't die until Anakin has arrived. Contrasting midichlorian references in TPM in ROTS can be seen as a metaphor on how the Jedi and the Sith view the force. Qui-Gon (the Jedi Master who starts Anakin on his Jedi path) teaches Anakin about symbiosis with the midis (working together for mutual advantage) where Sidious (the Sith Master who starts Anakin on his Sith path) teaches Anakin about imposing your will on the midis to manipulate them. Two moments that can relate to this are: - Anakin destroying the droid-control ship in TPM - arguably the force leads him inside and guides him to do this accidentally, the force using Anakin to do this without any selfishness from Anakin and hence saving the day for the good guys. - Anakin killing the Seperatist leaders in ROTS - This is Anakin at his most selfish imposing his will on the force for his own ends, and ironically shutting down the droids once again (Sidious: "All droid units must shut down immediately"). While it saves the day in TPM ("Peace!"), this action helps doom the galaxy to an oppressive dictatorship that Sidious will present as a state of peace. It kind of makes Anakin fulfilling the force's prophecy (in doing what the galaxy needs of him once more) at the end of ROTJ more satisfying in a way. This one may be far-fetched, but hear me out. In AOTC Anakin never kills anything with the green saber he aquires at the Geonosis arena. What I mean is, when he is using blue he kills the poisonous slugs, the entire Tusken tribe, and a number of those flying Geonosian guys. Once he loses his saber, and is thrown a green one in the arena, he only destroys droids. Perhaps a nod to Luke more passively using green at ROTJ's climax? Also, later when Obi-Wan is defeated by Dooku, he throws Anakin the blue saber Obi-Wan was using, Anakin fights with both for a bit before the green is destroyed, and Anakin losing his arm fighting with the same saber Obi-Wan had used when Dooku beat him. Besides the fact they both lose to Dooku with the same sword, I noticed something curious... Luke and Anakin are both dismembered using a saber Obi-Wan gave them. And with Luke it is actually the saber Anakin used in ROTS. Further on saber colours... Luke using green in ROTJ can symbolise the Jedi's return, which actually really happens when he throws his saber away and refuses to turn. Anakin contrastingly uses red and blue to kill Dooku and symbolically replace him as next Sith apprentice. You also have the first "blue on blue" fight at the end of ROTS, symbolising brother vs brother, and how well the combatants know each other. Suns and moons - There are three references to the famous ANH binary sunset in ROTS. First, after Order66, we get a scene on Kashyyyk at night (the "all these Wookies are dead" scene) with two moons in the background. Perhaps indicating that night has fallen on the Republic. Second, Vader on Mustafar looking at a Solar eclipse. What could be more contrasting to Luke's moment with the setting suns than this. With Luke it represented destiny, yearning and hope. With Anakin the light is being literally blocked out, a nice metaphor for the dark of "Vader" smothering the light of Anakin's soul. Third, perhaps most obviously, another binary sunset at the end of the film. A nice sign-off to the saga, or in chronological order a hint that there is still hope for the future despite the bleak events that have just unfolded. Double meaning dialogue - There is a lot of this, but a few off the top of my head... TPM- Qui-Gon to Anakin: "Remember Annie. Your focus determines your reality. Stay close to me, and you'll be safe." I really like the scene at face value, but it also sounds to me like a reference to the fact that Anakin and the other Jedi would be wise to "stay close to" Qui-Gon's path to perhaps find enlightenment. AOTC- Anakin to Obi-Wan while discussing dreams of his mother: "I'd much rather dream about Padme." Ouch... quite ironic when you know where dreams of Padme lead him in the next film. ROTS - Obi-Wan: "Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our speciality." I love the irony of this line. Obi-Wan's Master was killed by Maul, leading Obi-Wan to train Anakin. Anakin then kills Dooku using skills he learnt training under Obi-Wan, but ends up replacing Dooku later in the film. So Obi-Wan, speaker of the dialogue, begun Anakin's training, training which is "completed" by Palpatine (the person he is speaking to). Obi-Wan then of course defeats Vader later, only to be killed by him in the Original film. "Our specialty" indeed. ANH - This is one from Cryogenic. C-3PO: "That's funny... the damage doesn't look as bad from out here." Can be taken metaphorically, like Vader still looking like Anakin in ROTS despite his soul corrupting, or the damage the Empire does being more internal... still appearing peaceful or orderly on the surface. Hmm, can't think of an ESB one, maybe one will come to me later. ROTJ - Luke: "Master Yoda, you can't die." Yoda: "Strong am I with the force. But not that strong." Holds new meaning when you see the power the Sith strive to achieve in ROTS. Another from this scene... Yoda: "Luke. Do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor, or suffer your father's fate you will." Anakin indeed buys Palpatine's feigned weakness in the "turn" scene in ROTS, which the future Emperor uses to snare him for 23 years.