Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): What Does She See? (Asuka and her Angel)

Monday, April 27, 2015

What Does She See? (Asuka and her Angel)


A shot-by-shot breakdown of Asuka's meltdown in Neon Genesis Evangelion episode 22: "Don't Be." (Director's Cut)



Why am I crying?
I already decided I wouldn't cry anymore.


What's the matter, Asuka?


It's a present from your new mom. Don't you like it?
It's okay.
What's okay?
I'm not a child!


I'm going to grow up quickly.
I don't need stuffed animals.


So look at me!


Mom! Please don't quit being my mom!



Die with me.


Mom! Mom! Please don't kill me!




No! I'm not your doll!



I'm going to think and live for myself!



I don't need a mom or a dad.
I'm going to live on my own.


No, don't make me remember this!


I'd forgotten about it! Don't dig it up again!


I don't need any of this bad stuff anymore.
Stop it already! Stop it!


Then, please, Asuka.


Die with me.
Okay, I'll die with you, Mom.
So, please don't quite being my mom! Okay, Mom?!
Mom?
I don't know what you mean.


Who are you?



I'm Asuka Langley Sohryu. Nice to meet you.


What are you, stupid?


This is my chance!


So look at me!



No! This isn't me!



I'm Asuka Langley Sohryu. Nice to meet you.


What are you, stupid?


This is my chance!


So look at me!



No! This isn't me!



I'm Asuka Langley Sohryu. Nice to meet you.


What are you, stupid?


This is my chance!


So look at me!



No! This isn't me!



I'm Asuka Langley Sohryu. Nice to meet you.


What are you, stupid?


This is my chance!


So look at me!



No! This isn't me!



I'm Asuka Langley Sohryu. Nice to meet you.


What are you, stupid?


This is my chance!


So look at me!



No! This isn't me!













Help! Help me, Mr. Kaji!



Asuka, you're still a child.



Why are you there?!




You won't do anything!


You won't help me!




You won't even hold me!


No one!


No one!


No one!




So look at me!



Are you lonely?



Are you lonely?


No!


Stay away from me!


I'm going to live on my own!


Say, do you love me?


I won't rely on anyone!


Do you really love me?


I can live on my own!


You big liar.


No!

Denial

Father

Mother

Privation

Insecurity

Separation

Evasive

Contact

Obsessive-Compulsive

Attachment Behavior

Dependence

Emptiness

Psychological Breakdown

Sympathy
Pity

I Am Not a Doll

Mental Contamination

Don't violate me!

Stop it!

Die with me

No!!

It hurts

I hate you so much!

Presumption

Dormant

Masculine Protest


Clearly Present

Reactive Formation

Shadow

Opposition

Reparations


Momentary Assignment


Rationalization

Oblivion

Deception

Reason for Existing

Confidence

Childhood

Sense of Loss

Reparations

Coexistence

Hostility

Oppression

Death

Death






Read my series on Neon Genesis Evangelion, which will resume on June 24

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