Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk

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

Demon Infant, Moonlight Boy and Griffith: How do they relate?

In this post I'm going to dive deeper into the origins of the Demon Infant and how and why he changed into the Moonlight Boy - and we're going to find out why him assuming human form actually makes a lot of sense, and that Femto is actually possessing his body.

How did Farnese’s life take a 180° turn?

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!

Embrace Your Softness

With this article, we will take a look at how Guts' attitude towards his own softheartedness changes throughout his life: from the delusioned boy that roamed the battlefield to survive to his edgy years as the black swordsman, his heart of gold was always shining through somewhere.

How the tree is a symbol of Guts’ state of mind

Trees often shows up in a few key scenes throughout Berserk and I never really thought much of it. But when you examine this more closely you find out some interesting things: As you can probably tell, the tree is healthy state and growing (except during his birth perhaps) throughout the golden age arc: During … Continue reading How the tree is a symbol of Guts’ state of mind