Here's what I don't get. When Anakin had those nightmare premonitions that Padme would die in childbirth, was he just having a bad dream, or was he receiving visions through the Force? Dreams are caused by brain functions, I think. So, was Anakin's mental state and fears giving him some dreams and nightmares, or, was the Force itself sending him visions of the future? In empire strikes back, Yoda told Luke that, through the Force, you can see past, present, and future. Is that what happened to Anakin? The movies never said the source of the nightmares. If they were Force visions, then that would create a wierd dillemia and paradox, a self fulling prophecy. Anakin turns to the darkside to save his wife after having a vision of his wife dying, but him turning to the darkside is why she died, she lost the will to live after he did terrible things in service to the Sith. How could the Force do that?