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Chapter 7: After School at 14
It's Kawai's birthday who has problems with her mother because she doesn't have a father. She spends it with her friends and asks their help to recognize her father among five photos. This leads to an argument between Kawai and Neiru, the first moves away and the second confesses to Momo that she has no parents. Ohto talks to Kawai in conversations with two girls raised by single mothers. They say goodbye and Kawai faces a cult monster whose girl supports her nightmare, complicates the fight and succumbs to the beauty of the trap of ease, but thanks to her friends and Menno, she manages to emerge victorious, accept her weakness and change his attitude towards his mother.
I liked this chapter too much, I don't think it was the best, but I especially liked it, maybe because of the subject it brought up. I'm saying it's not for the best because I felt a little forced in the last part, the Mannen thing, because we only get some information when Kawai was cut, as it isn't that justified, it would be if we see it as a pet and protection for its mother it would be much more useful (pet protection of its owner). And the other thing is, with about three more minutes in the chapter, the conflict could develop better. Likewise, Kawai becomes the most interesting and most developed character yet. An effective and interesting chapter on analysis.
Friendship makes it bearable
School is one of those places where we spend most of our time for about a dozen years. A social life, friendships and good relationships are important to survive in this environment. If you have no one, it will just seem like another place to go unworthy and just a silly adult imposition that is: nonsense. In a way, as Ohto thought, school is not going to solve his problems. So why go Moreover, it was and is the center of his problems, only that he made up his mind to solve things because he wouldn't solve anything at home.
Although Ohto has no one inside, he has three girls outside whom he can trust, his three friends who, although they come from different schools, make his burden less heavy. It's a common theme in the anime that friendship develops between colleagues from the same center, which is the most common. There is a twist here as if it means that you can trust not only the inside but the outside of your usual life as well. Ultimately, what is important is the emotional support that will move you forward.
Kawai is a very interesting character and it seems to me that she is the one with the most background. We are exposed to a problem that she has, which to a large extent has made her so, someone who is outwardly tough and carefree. Kawai doesn't know who her father is, her mother didn't tell her anything, she only gave her five photos of the possibilities there are. Here you can say, "In the memories you have, you can see traits so that you know who your father is." Well, we have to remember that this is what we are being shown. The memory in Kakai's mind can be fuzzy. In any case, the absence of a father or mother will have a huge impact on the child's life, an unsolved problem that will not lose its importance if not resolved or mentality is not changed.
mother and daughter
The relationship between Kawai and her mother reminds me a lot of Tomoya and her father Clannad. Rebel children, drinking parents and ruined by lack of their partner. They don't have a good relationship and it gets noticed, although it can only be from Kawai, because she thinks that her mother hates her, because she is not happy, her existence determined her mother's life. It can be understood that Kawai hates her mother and at the same time she hates herself for hating her, for the problems of not feeling loved. It's definitely a complicated relationship.
Fathers and sons
Ohto is also the daughter of a single mother. He also says he hates his mother and has complaints about her that she is not all as beautiful as Kawai was shown to be. This can mainly be a product of Ohto's mind that cannot handle certain things or does not understand some situations. However, she still sees her father and that is something that Kawai envies because they don't move away and she knows who he is, something that doesn't happen inside her, that even though they are separated they are still her parents . But we also have a different face, that of Neiru, who grew up without parents and who saved her problems, but gave her others: not to fit in. Neiru had no leader to let her enter the world, she had no one to tell her how to deal with people because the first interactions we have are with our parents and from there our world is constituted. We don't know anything about Momo. These conflicts definitely mark people.
The hope of the sect
I really liked that they used the image of a sect for today's chapter because sects, at least the current ones for which the word has a derogatory sense, capture people with problems and give them simple solutions to their problems. Give them Reply. "Why do I suffer?", "Simply, you suffer because you don't know the universal truth", things like that. Cults give answers, like religions and philosophies, to everyday things in life, but simple answers that hope so that it is very easy to want to be part of them. In addition to providing answers, they provide something essential: a sense of community. Why is Ohto okay? Because she has friends and has found answers. Very different from Kawai, who still feels lonely and has no answers to her main problem, her father. Cults fill this void. Words are more powerful than we think.
We are weak
In connection with the previous topic, the fact that a person belongs to a sect has to do with weakness, particularly weakness in not being able to face their problems. Kawai succumbed, the breaking point being the girl's cuts. Kawai felt recognized in her, they went through the same thing and she was able to find the confirmation, "why not me?" I imagine she must have been thinking. Also, the guide tells him that it is easier than it seems and that our weakness makes us fall before simple answers that don't have to be true. Even if you know it's a lie, it doesn't matter as long as it's peace. One of the most complicated things is facing problems face to face. But it's okay to accept that we are weak, because that is where our strength lies.
And that is our strength
It seems paradoxical that weakness is strength itself. It's not that contradicting when we look at Asian culture Yin and yangFor example or what Nagarjuna mentions that Nirvana is the same as Maya (illusory world). We tend to polarize, to think that something is bad and will stay bad, just like the good. How can weakness be strength? Because we accept that we are weak, we can seek help and move forward in good company. This is why the girls who call Kawai and also why men show up knowing that the weak can lean on each other and be strong, that is the feeling of community and friendship. Why don't humans live alone? Because he needs others, because he is weak.
We see that Kawai has a change when she talks to her mother, she has definitely matured. These words "You have to protect your mother" made her react. As I usually say, while there is life there is hope. When we have mistakes, it is not too late to correct them and get better. Thank you for reading.