well said Dezdmona. In every human lies the ability to do great good or great evil.And the road we take is influenced by many variables.(environment,friends,etc.) Anakin clearly had the weight of the world on his back.Anhd I think anyone in his shows would have been confused.I am not saying they would have killed children.But the Jedi,to me, seemed very confused how to handle his life.In the novel, he says "I am the chosen one?Chosen for what?" When we are upset about life,who do we go to, the person who tells us no all the time or the person who seems to understand and sympathize with our plight?It is clear that Palpatine always was "there to support Anakin." Of course this was all a facade.But to Anakin it seemed like a genuine friendship. Sadly, Anakin fell under the influence.He wanted absolute power.And absolute power,of course,corrupts absolutely.