so I ended my english presentation with “these fatal flaws brought macbeth to his macdeath” and at least 60% of the class groaned
to this day, I think Azula is probably one of the most interesting villains. Ever.
Honestly, this scene made me feel choked up, because Azula obviously craved her Mother’s love, like Zuko had, but because she was so much more taken under her Father’s ‘wing’ as it were, she became a twisted version of who she would have been.
And this scene. This fucking scene.
Just take a step back and think:
- Her Mother is a hallucination here.
- Azula is bitterly saying ‘Even you fear me.’ And back at Ember Island, you learn that, even though she was a tiny terror, she was hurt because her Mother was scared of her.
- And the one thing that breaks Azula is the fact that a part of her knows exactly what her Mother would say. And she’d tell her she loves her.
- And she wouldn’t be angry, or disappointed. She’d be sad.
And can we talk about how she asks “What choice do I have?” That is the line that kills me the most from this scene. She acts the way she does because she thinks she has no other choice, a result of her father’s parenting. I mean, think about it, her mother was banished and so was Zuko. She was left alone with him, and no doubt craved attention from someone, anyone, and always went to him because he was the only one left. And then he twists her and she thinks there isn’t any other choice than to rule by fear over love. It’s just so fucking sad.
i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense
“Even when the console’s turned off, users can simply say “Xbox On” to power up — which means the new Kinect will be listening to you in your living room at all times.”
that is actually the most accurate representation I have heard