Well it's unfortunate that you don't believe the virgin birth aspect of the story, because that is what George Lucas did intend with this story. He based his films on mythology, and although Christianity is the most widely read story that speaks of a virgin birth- such stories have been around for centuries and retold in many different cultures. This is just his way of including this mythological aspect into the film. . I don?t believe that was what George intended, I think he intended to entertain us and complicate the plot a little. The OS (which by any stretch of the imagination is not canon) doesn?t state definitetively either way, so for now it?s just another plot point that we?ll just have to wait and see. For all we know could be that one of those fan-boy twists might come true, you know where Palpatine is Anakin?s father. Mythology is one way to analyze Star Wars, just as psychology is a valid method. I prefer psychology myself, I?m a realist so it?s more meaningful and relatable for me. Anakin was conceived by the Force and is the Chosen One from an ancient Prophecy. His special birth heralds that fact, and marks the fact that the Force is unbalanced. . That?s if you buy the Chosen One prophecy, I don?t. Well I may but I don?t think it?s Anakin, if anyone then Luke. That whole unbalanced force thing doesn?t make sense to me, but if Anakin is the chosen one then the prophecy seems to want chaos and mass destruction of the galaxy as well as the destruction of the JedI. It makes more sense that Luke is the Chosen One and brings peace and the dawn of a new JedI order to the galaxy. Luke seems to be what?s good for the galaxy. Classixboy LOL!!! Norman Bates? Well I agree he?s got some issues with women or lack thereof in his life, but I see his problems being with more the Father figure. I believe this directly stems from the powerlessness he feels from his slavery on Tatooine and then is exacerbated by the very disciplined life of the JedI for which he is so unsuitable for. PLJ: I don't see Anakin as having a mother complex. I firmly believe that Anakin's problems come from the fact of his birth. He is half-god and half-human. I don't know a lot about particular mythologies, but I do know that usually the half-gods tend to take after their human side more than their deity self. I don?t see Anakin as being at all half God/half man. If anything he is an example of extreme humanity with all the good and bad that that implies. The JedI to me or the half-gods in the story, they hold the ultimate power and wisdom. The problem is that Anakin strives for their power, but doesn?t have the discipline or wisdom to use that power wisely. He also doesn?t understand that true power comes from wisdom. PLJ: According to the O/S it will be his blinding hatred of Obi-Wan that will keep Anakin alive after his fall. It is only through raw emotional power that keeps him alive when his body has failed and has been destroyed. Interesting , but why would he hate Obi-Wan? I don?t see his hatred of Obi-Wan being demonstrated in the OT, it?s more like envy or a need to prove himself. It is quite a common theme in young men needing to prove themselves or outdo their fathers, a sort of coming of age rite.