AOT: The legend of a generation

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. Man where do I start with this ? The beginning ? The end ? Let’s just go over it from the start. SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES.

Who would have thought that a manga about a young boy fighting big humanoid creatures would one day become a series so loved and so complex that the entire anime community would be waiting for the finale. Let’s go to the start and my theories about its end back then.

When I first discovered this series it was already at season 3 part 1 and so I binged it in a week and my guess was proved wrong that titans were weapons made by humans because the series was just too complex for it to be that simple. The fights, the loss and everything was just too much for it to be a reference to the cruelty of humans and their atomic weapons which led me to believe that the show was simply going to be about racism and discrimination as we saw the Eldians being discriminated against by the Marleyans and the rest of the world.

The rest of the story made me realize I was semi right with the story of the Willy Tybur hero Helos being the manipulation of the general public by the use of media and the news but by then I was so invested in the series that I couldn’t help but think that the series needed a proper end. It wasn’t just an allegory or anything anymore, it was a complex story that needed an end to its story and now that it’s here I’m touched.

It blew me away. It was perfect, nothing complex and nothing simple. The finale was the best. I speculated the ending to be a bitter one but man Isayama knows how to make it sweet too. The ending shows Eren becoming the enemy of all of humanity. It shows the pressure on his shoulders from being the founder and his own slavery to his ideal of freedom. Eren explains that he doesn’t know why he did the rumbling but as we get to see, it was circumstances, his very own nature, a combination of different factors that caused him to take a drastic step. The Rumbling isn’t justifiable, genocide is always wrong but Paradis also needed to be saved. This was a war where there were no right answers, simply because humans ha

The entire series though not a romantic one revolved on love as Mikasa the lover killed the man she loved and freed Ymir who was trapped because she found love in the wrong place, in Karl Frtiz. Love is important here not only the love that is romantic but the love of humans for each other. Eren loved his friends and yet he took the path which would hurt them for which he believed to be their greater good. He loved his friends and for that he took lives. The thinking we should take from this series is that we should care for each other as humans and also we need to accept the reality that even if we do, somethings might not change like the hostility between Eldia and Marley simply because humans aim for self preservation and in the process end up destroying others. Also we should learn to appreciate the simpler things in life, like running on a hill or reading a good book.

The end basically told us that it wasn’t as simple as deciding who the enemy was and who was good or bad. He picked which choice he thought was right, as a teenager. Life like that is grey sometimes, all we can do is analyze correctly and try to make the right choices. And lastly the theme of freedom which is so prevalent since the beginning is not freedom from the walls, from the enemies across the ocean or from titans. It was freedom of choice for everyone to choose their own rights and wrongs and make their own decisions. In the end, Eren was always free and it was because he was free that he did what he did. Everyone is free. And the bird, the purest form of freedom, The ‘Wings of Freedom’.

Isayama really made a masterpiece with this one and so, to the people 2000 years from now, if you manage to find out about the series, I want to tell you just one thing. Don’t worry about it, just open it up and read and it’ll draw you in with its incredible and complex storyline and if not that then just the action. Devote your hearts and complete the series. You are free. All these reasons and emotions and this incredibly crafted story really makes me think that this anime will be one of the best of this generation.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram and Twitter with your thoughts and if you have any ideas on what I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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