- Oct 25, 2017
I'm sorry, but that is simply untrue. The girl who saw what happened not only reported him to the school, but also the police—who managed to recover the bra, panties and photos that he had forced Jobin to bring him. That was his breaking point, and it presented a much more serious threat to his well-being—at least in his mind, if not in reality—than what you've conveyed. In his own words, his "whole future was screwed," and "even once [he's] an adult, everybody's still gonna remember." He felt as if he had been backed into a corner—there were tears streaming down his face as he threatened Jobin, his desperation boiling over in an emotional outburst—and he had no other option. It's clear he wasn't thinking straight; he thought that by murdering the girl, therefore eliminating the only witness, he would be exonerated, and he could return to his normal, everyday life. To me, that indicates he was experiencing a psychotic break.a 12 year old kid saying "im going to fuck your mom" is plausible. a 12 year old kid saying "I'm going to kill YOU" is plausible. a 12 year old wealthy and sheltered kid ACTUALLY attempting to murder a fellow classmate AND their Entire Family SOLELY because they saw him creeping on some underwear, and simultaneously threatening to ~specifically~ Rape AND Murder the mother of the child he's trying to use as a patsy: this is a cartoon. this is bugs bunny from hell.
If you're contending that a child of his age would never do something like that under any circumstances—or specifically for the reasons he did—then you're greatly underestimating the depths of human depravity. Children kill other children all the time. Children kill adults all the time. And they do so for stupid reasons. Why? Because most of the time, children only have stupid reasons for wanting to kill others. Their minds are underdeveloped, and something that may be inconsequential might seem like the end of the world to them. That's what happened here... though I hesitate to say his deeds were truly "inconsequential" in this case.
See, that's where I think we disagree. I don't believe that literally every single facet of every single character has to have thematic relevance to the overarching narrative. The things we're discussing were done to flesh out characters' personalities, giving them more depth. And you're disregarding all of that in search of some "purpose" or "truth," when those moments were only meant to be viewed as relevant to those characters' (incomplete) arcs—not the story as a whole.You should not be trying to convince me that is realistic, but instead convince me of what theme or aesthetic that unreality fits into. What are the influences, where are the homages. And I have figured it out on my own. It's a jojo take on a hyper-torrid soap opera.