Originally Posted by Gerevick
I thought Padme should have been strong enough not to break down in tears before Anakin choked her. I always felt very uncomfortable to watch her express such a fragrant lack of regard for her own person. Padme flaunted a terrible weakness before Anakin, when before she had always shown nothing less than an indomitable strength, in the face of any adversity. How she pleaded with Anakin and threw herself into such a saddened state was most unsettling.
With out those emotions, we would have never seen what really drove him to the dark side, Pure anger and lust for power, By her showing weakness he had no use for her!!