Princess Azula Jul 2, 2009 10:55:45 GMT -5
Post by blak_cat on Jul 2, 2009 10:55:45 GMT -5
Haaaa, that's not what I said at all.
I never said she was an 'empty shell'. She mimics emotions and I think she feels some things, namely anger or jealousy. But I don't think Azula knows how to love someone.
It'd might be something similar to love. But I just don't believe she's capable of actual love. Craving some kind of approval from Ursa doesn't necessarily mean she wants her mother's love. Ozai showered her with attention from a very early age and I don't think she understood why Ursa didn't do the same.
And until somebody shows me some evidence of the contrary, then I'll stay set in my opinion.
We'll have to agree to disagree then.
She can't be capable to love if she has not been loved first, one must say. But she certainly craved for something more from her mother. Not just the void attention (which in my opinion she confused with love) from her father. But something more. She wanted her mother to like her, as she quotes at "The Beach". She wanted her mother to treat her like she treated Zuko. She can't mimic that
Ozai had her as one who has a tropy which can be shown to please and impress his father Azulon, like he does in that episode where she commands Azula to show her firebending to her grandfather. Not a very lovely father. That and a mother who did not give a dam n for her daughter. She did not have an easy life.
If she could not care or love her friends who betrayed her, then she would not have suffered like she does at the end :s
I think she was always capable of love, but at a very early age she learned that manipulation worked better and felt no need for compassion. And because she buried the idea of compassion from such a young age she felt no attachment to her brother but had a natural connection to her mother. These hidden feelings of compassion towards her mother built and built and helped to drive her insane. So it was her capacity for love that caused her decline: her realization that she confused fear with compassion and actually does care about other people such as her mother and Mai and Ty Lee (the betrayal of those two is what sparked her mental deterioration). Everything she built her personality and life on came crashing down when her friends betrayed her.
So she may not have loved others but she realized that she was capable of it and others were capable of loving her (her mother) and this drove her to insanity.