Hopefully someone will know what I'm talking about.
Does anyone know of any discussion or essays on the subject of Padme as anima to Anakin. (That's 'anima' in the Jungian sense, i.e. The Anima is the personification of all feminine psychological tendencies within a man, the archetypal feminine symbolism within a man's unconscious....
The anima and animus draw their power especially from the collective unconscious, but they are also conditioned by a person's individual experiences. They therefore have three components:
an innate, unconscious "predisposition for imaging contrasexually" (Wehr 64)—the feminine/masculine archetypes
images and symbols of femininity/masculinity culturally transmitted through mythology, art, fairy tales, religions, etc. (themselves heavily influenced by the archetypes)
personal experiences of the opposite sex
Symbolism in Dreams and Narratives: a peer figure of the opposite sex to the ego-bearer to whom he/she has a strong and compelling tie or bond (often a lover, brother/sister, soul-mate). Jung said that the animus is more likely to be personified by multiple male figures, while the anima is frequently a single female.?