Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 53: Dream

Vantage

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  1. TheVoid says:

    Haise made a point earlier when talking about the books Eto wrote.The person who wrote those stories see nothing of value in the world and hates it. You can clearly see that with how she treats Kanae as a thing that will die.

    As for Haise, he was indeed happier even if he was just a dream, because in the end he found stories about heroes who die at the end tragic, while Kaneki loved them. No matter how screwed up his situation was he still found value in living while Kaneki had given up hope long ago.

    It was pretty obvious now that Kaneki really did want to die when he saw Arima as he himself states he saw “beauty in death, not life” as he saw Arima kill people.

    You know it seems at this point Kaneki rationalizes abuse as a form of affection on some level, as he called Arima his father, his mother who he loves and respects (Mentioned once without touching his chin), and even Touka has been shown to get aggressive and physical with him. Heck even Rize on some level. Yamori was the one time where he wasn’t able to delude himself.

    • Vantage says:

      I can’t remember the exact details, but was Kaneki supposed to be analogous to the protagonist of The Black Goat’s Egg? It would make the quote from last chapter (‘my dear lost one, your parents failed in raising you’) applicable to Kaneki too, even though they were supposed to be directed to Kanae. It might have been Dear Kafka though, which would fit Kaneki just as well given the whole ‘metamorphosis into a giant insect’ aspect.

      As for him rationalizing abuse as affection, that is most probably the case if he’s known nothing but abuse ever since he was a child. It’s really sad to think that when Rize revealed herself as a ghoul at the start of the story, Kaneki wasn’t just thinking ‘oh shit, why me?’ but instead ‘oh shit, why is it always me?’

  2. Plinfan says:

    If their needed any more prove about Kaneki`s live being shit – look no futher. Ishida hinted the idea of Kaneki`s mother being a bad person quit early, with Kaneki reallysing at the end of Tokyo ghoul that he became the same as her. The reavalition of her being abusiv was a shock, but in a sence it makes sence now that Kaneki has the relationship he has with Arima. A wish to die would explain his rekless, berserk-like fighting style of Part 1, espacilly with his Kakaju. Speaking of which, now that Ken has ” woken up” I guess he is going to use the centerpiede again and kill Kanae. Kanae seems to have a limited livespan left anyway, if I interpretate Eto`s dialoge right. I guess Eto`s Kagune eats him from the inside and Noro is the only vessel that can live in staple condition. At least that is what I think.

    • Vantage says:

      I wonder if it’ll be Centipede? I also thought that at first, but his hair looks like it’s turned completely black (instead of all white, which is usually what indicates a transition to his inner Kaneki). Centipede also implies that he’ll be completely mindless and berserk, whereas here he seems to have ‘accepted’ more of his subconscious self and is transitioning from one lucid personality to another.

      As for Kanae, I’m still not a Kanae sympathizer but I don’t want her to die. If she has a relatively happy ending and is able to go home with Tsukiyama that’s probably for the best.