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Chapter 13: Violence
Three old childhood friends meet for a conversation that has to sort everything out, but one of them is no longer the old idealistic child. The conversation begins and the truths, harsh yet true, come out of Eren's mouth: he is not controlled, he is free and he hates those who do not have or use their freedom. hates mikasa. Armin can't bear to hear these atrocities and wants to hit him, in the first attempt he is stopped by Mikasa, in the second he succeeds, but Eren is stronger, stops him and will bring her to Shinganshina. On the other hand, Levi is guarding Zeke, but his plan began, he runs and screams and Levi's subordinates become titans, he confronts them and conquers the beast. The recruits prepare, Floch intervenes and asks the new Jeagerists only one thing: to beat the instructor ...
The parts of the chapter were very good: the friends' conversation, Levi's fight, the recruits. The part about Levi I think he was little, which could be better if they had given him more minutes to speak at the combat level, because at the action level, he doesn't add more than conquering Zeke unless there was some kind of symbology behind being so that I didn't see it. My hatred of Floch continues to grow, but that doesn't justify a character malfunction because it serves the purpose for which it was made. The animation is limited to the immediately preceding chapters, with the exception of the CGI of the animal that was noticed, but personally I'm not against it, at least it didn't look terrible compared to other uses.
The chapter was interrupted by an earthquake alarm. You will most likely read this when the chapter is fully published. Earthquakes are severe and most Latin Americans can suffer a similar event. Therefore, caution should be exercised in such cases to avoid major tragedy. Let us try to imitate this Japanese responsibility and be vigilant.
The truths: The Ackermans are slaves, Eren hates Mikasa and Eren is stronger than Armin. Freedom is a complicated subject, so the question will always come: are we free? In Eren's case, he's not like Armin, hasn't he become a slave to the previous Attack Titan carriers? Eren's answer is very objectionable because, from his point of view, he judges someone who knows more. As the Gospel of John 8:36 says: The truth will set you freeKnowing the truth of things, Eren feels free, and that freedom makes him feel superior.
The Ackermans are slaves and Eren's answer is justified. We know what happened before and we know the Ackermans. We understand what Eren is saying, and Mikasa's automatic action when Armin tried to attack him is a real demonstration of Eren's argument. A prisoner and a slave have something in common: they are deprived of their freedom, this is seen as the greatest punishment, and don't we consider ourselves better than the prisoners? Mikasa is tied up, unwilling and unwilling to accept it. But it has a chance, because anyone who is familiar with slavery can fight against this condition.
When words don't work
The use of the words that are used to represent calm, common sense, harmony and rationality, therefore it is always said "calm down and talk to fix things". Only the desperate and brutal resort to violence. But Armin is none of that, he's just someone who got carried away by his feelings to protect those he cherishes. If someone doesn't understand the good way, why not the bad. Is the physical attack justified? Did Armin use his freedom or was he a victim of his feelings? Armin is the most sensible of the four present, but he is still human and knows it very well: if words don't work, all that remains is to resort to blows. But Eren hits him.
The other slave
Levi is a different Ackerman and he's a different slave if we consider what Eren mentions. What he mentions also shows what he's doing for Erwin. Anyway, Levi knows best how to fight, doesn't obey so much because they're not Erwin, anyway, to do the dead man's will. Zeke proves to be a good strategist, but underestimates the skills and cold blood of Levi, who killed his titans to run after the beast. He's surprised and desperate to fight, but he can't take on the Ackerman who manages to catch him because who's going to know what.
I thought he was going to be very badly injured, or at least have serious injuries. Levi definitely has a very high level of performance, maybe from experience and blood. The image of Levi holding Zeke's burnt body is exquisite, not because of the sadism but because of what it means: I could finally do what I wanted to have you curse.
The old to the grave, the young to work!
The above sentence comes from the Peruvian Manuel González Prada. I mention it because I think the recruits part is an example of what that phrase means. The elderly (adults and the elderly) have traditional and outdated ideas that do not allow a country to progress. On the other hand, young people represent the future and new ideas, i.e. progress. The Jaegeristas are the young people and it is reflected in what the recruit with glasses mentions and what Floch also says. The fact that he sends the instructor to hit is a symbol: break with the past, the future depends on the young. And, in the end, they abuse despite being encouraged. And finally Zeke suffers from Levi.
Interesting chapter. Two more until the end of this season. I know what will happen, but later as the manga spreads. I do not know what is coming, so I am attentive and expectant, because Allah forbids that there is possibly an original ending. However, as far as I know, there is no endorsement for a film or a sequel. Hopefully there is one of these two.