samskivert: Grave of the Fireflies (3)

21 January 2006

I oscillated between sympathy and disgust for the protagonist, who struggled to keep his and his sister’s lives from falling apart after their home was destroyed and mother killed in a WWII bombing run. I suppose I’m just supposed to sit back and absorb the tragedy of it all, but I wouldn’t have done the things he did.

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