I just saw Star Wars Episode III again. I had some thoughts:
The Chosen One: Is Anakin the fabled Chosen One who will bring balance to the force? Yes – but notice the prophecy is not about ‘ridding us of the dark side’ or anything like that – the phrase is ‘balance’. And the Jedi, led by Master Yoda are arrogant, and do have too much power. Perhaps the Balance he brings to the force is both reducing the power of the ‘light’ and dark sides of the force.
Yoda: This useless fuck deserves to die. His battle with the emperor – he runs from him! Runs! What kind of Jedi is that?! Anakin comes to him with prophecies of death and is freaked out – Yoda’s counsel is to “be detached…?” Come on! You could’ve been helpful there. But you blew it with platitudes. Emperor Palpatine’s barb he throws at Yoda – calling him arrogant – is accurate.
I’m assuming Darth Plagueis was Palpatine’s master.
And finally – Anakin’s dreams about Padme – were they placed by Palpatine? Or was Padme’s death simply completely inevitable? Or was it a self-fulfilling prophecy? I don’t know.