Post by asian malaysian on Jul 4, 2012 21:46:42 GMT -5
^^ Actually, in chinese culture any elder is refered to as "Uncle" or "Aunt". I didnt do any studies but Im both Asian and Malaysian as my handle here implies. I certainly agree that it was a nostalgic moment but just not one that I think General Iroh would have had in character strictly speaking. Here is a well respected elder, a childhood friend of his grandfather and the Avatar who has since passed on making him even more revered in accordance with asian culture (remember how Aang bowed to Gyatso's statue or how Iroh made that small altar/shrine for his son on the annivesary of his son's birthday) and this is Avatar Aang's actual statue on Aang Memorial Island . Under all these circumstances, General Iroh the grandson of Firelord Honor himself would have atleast refered to Aang as "Avatar Aang" (as his own youngest son, Tenzin, had) or "Uncle Aang" and never just "Aang".
When what was whispered by the lovers in a cave as they blazed a trail toward freedom will be shouted from the mountain tops. When the world finally sees that the hopes of the little girl from a crumbling Southern Water Tribe are the same as the dreams of the boy in the iceberg. We will begin the next great chapter in the Avatar Saga with one word- KATAANG!