5 comments on “Hate Plus: the villain is only as evil as others want them to be

  1. The irony of Oh Eun-a is not one that escapes me, but the post that you quote from really goes into more detail than even I thought about. *Mute was the only one, at this point, that could understand her. There is a quote from Milton’s Paradise Lost that comes to mind:

    “Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed
    in one self place;
    for where we are is hell,
    and where hell is, there must we ever be.”

    Some people might think that Oh Eun-a deserves to be punished for what she did, but the very hell that she carried inside of herself–that should have contained with proper psychological aid and friendship and even love–became her outward prison and those of all others. And the irony of the Motherhood Credit Act and Oh Eun-a’s Neo-Confucian ideals about how a woman’s true purpose is giving birth and being a mother, and how the only thing that Oh Eun-a truly gave birth to was her own hell is something that you can see when she is just staring at those Palace walls–blankly–and probably for the rest of her life.

    • I am currently reading one of the Analogue reference materials that Christine recommended, and the women during the Joseon period were indeed forced to live an imprisoned life. It is yet another amazing irony to consider: Eun-a ended up creating a bigger prison not just for herself, but for the entire future female generation on the ship.

      Also, thanks for the follow! My writing is very sporadic and at times random, but I always do my best to try and educate or at least entertain.

  2. This comment will naturally attract a lot of hate and most of you will naturally consider me retarded. You’re free to think so. But the Hate duology seemed back then just as it seems now, this time enforced by reading your pieces written on it : a cheap cash-in on the current ‘feminism’ and ‘politically correct’ phenomena. Everything seems to yell out trough it’s pores ‘the patriarchy is evil and distorted, long live feminism’. The setting seems a perfect retro-futurist analogy to current day. Personally, This kind of writing brings me back to the cold war. Every piece of memorable literature we have from those days are paralels from a possible nuclear holocaust: Planet of the Apes, Gods Themselves, 1984, Brave New World, etc.
    The difference, of course, being that back then people were more focused on exploring than pointing fingers. Which I find distasteful, no matter how well presented.

    • Sorin, I encourage you to play the two games in question (Analogue: A Hate Story, and Hate Plus) for proper context, before you comment again. Thanks.

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