An essay about illusions, accountability and how the Godhand can be resisted and possibly defeated.
Emotional abuse or violence is mostly about maintaining power and control over someone, usually for completely selfish purposes. It goes far beyond of just being rude and mean to someone else. It's a sum of repeating actions for a specific purpose, like stroking your own ego. I see a lot of aspects in Berserk that … Continue reading Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk
I really dig Schierke and Guts. They are my most favorite duo in any work of fiction. They are both rather introverted and thoughtful personalities capable of change and learning. The interaction between them seems very harmonious and trusting. I absolutely love reading about them evolving to such a wonderful and caring friendship. It’s no … Continue reading How does Guts feel about Schierke?
How did Guts and Casca connect throughout the Golden Age? With this I am analyzing their dynamic unfolding from the waterfall scene and beyond.
Short answer is: a lot. Their goals and motivations are so alike Miura even reused almost the same dialog in some spots. Casca and Farnese both struggle(d) to get closer to their idols, Griffith and Guts, respectively, but there are still a few small, but important differences.
Farnese's character was shook and burnt down a couple of times before she eventually ended up joining Guts on his travels. She mostly invoked the change on her own during rebirth scene, but through Guts' subtle guidance after she joined him she found purpose and meaning. How this happened you can read in this article!
Header image courtesy of ficpen. (Used with permission) Thank you! Casca is modelled after Guts in many respects. They are very alike, but somewhere also different, but in a way one complements the other. Casca is someone who knows what she wants, has her pride, goals and passions, is dutiful, strong, iron-willed and also good … Continue reading How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 2
In this article we're going to take a look at how Guts and Casca's relationship develops through the Golden Age and get an insight into their feelings and thoughts.
Would Guts still pursue Griffith, being this far into healing as he is? Would Casca want to meet Griffith in order to bring the truth to the people of Midland? Will Casca then be the catalyst to make Guts bring Griffith down out of necessity - rather than revenge? Explore more of these ideas in this article!
Guts & Griffith: What happens when all everything you wanted to achieve has been achieved? Will you fall and struggle, will you contest your downfall and be triumphant in the end? Find out more in this article!