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    Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    I'm definitely overthinking this, but I think there is some pretty good literay meaning and symbolism going here even if Kishi isn't intending it.

    Part of the significance of the War Arc seems to be that Naruto will finally realize the prophecy that the toad sage made for Jiraiya. This means that Naruto will be the shinobi to break the cycle of hate that has dominated the shinobi world. I think when viewing Kabuto using the Edo Tensei to fight against the forces of change to the shinobi system, this has symbolic significance when you think about it in this way. Kabuto is literally summoning the past in order to fight the change in the cycle of hatred. This could symbolize how the past is needed to be overcome in order to enact change in the future.

    Another layer of symbolism is how the Edo Tensei summons have been defeated. Many of them have merely had their souls released from the ET from immense feelings evoked from their previous bonds. I think this is important to the symbolism because it shows the importance of how it is the past should be overcome. I think this shows that in some cases the past merely needs to be let go of and forgiven. I also think that the ET summons who are defeated by sealing could symbolize those aspects of the past which can not be forgiven, but must be worked out in the present.

    tl;dr I think the overall significance of the ET being used to fight the Allied Shinobi forces is that in order to break the cycle of hatred the present needs to interact with the past in some meaningful way, and that the ET summons symbolize how the past interferes with the present to prevent people from moving on and creating a new world.
     
         
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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Sure, why not.
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    , interesting. i like you kid. welcome to base
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    I'm definitely overthinking this, but I think there is some pretty good literay meaning and symbolism going here even if Kishi isn't intending it.

    Part of the significance of the War Arc seems to be that Naruto will finally realize the prophecy that the toad sage made for Jiraiya. This means that Naruto will be the shinobi to break the cycle of hate that has dominated the shinobi world. I think when viewing Kabuto using the Edo Tensei to fight against the forces of change to the shinobi system, this has symbolic significance when you think about it in this way. Kabuto is literally summoning the past in order to fight the change in the cycle of hatred. This could symbolize how the past is needed to be overcome in order to enact change in the future.

    Another layer of symbolism is how the Edo Tensei summons have been defeated. Many of them have merely had their souls released from the ET from immense feelings evoked from their previous bonds. I think this is important to the symbolism because it shows the importance of how it is the past should be overcome. I think this shows that in some cases the past merely needs to be let go of and forgiven. I also think that the ET summons who are defeated by sealing could symbolize those aspects of the past which can not be forgiven, but must be worked out in the present.

    tl;dr I think the overall significance of the ET being used to fight the Allied Shinobi forces is that in order to break the cycle of hatred the present needs to interact with the past in some meaningful way, and that the ET summons symbolize how the past interferes with the present to prevent people from moving on and creating a new world.
    Incredible! Great analogy, also great way of portraying the connections of symbolism to Naruto. Amazing!
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    you should be an English teacher.
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Great analogy *****
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Quote Originally Posted by shanee View Post
    you should be an English teacher.
    I'm actually a philosophy major, but I loved english back in high school. :D
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    I love your thinking nice
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    I think it is that the newer generation is better then the new. Also that the past generations were in deception. They were tricked lied etc.
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Quote Originally Posted by huzaifa555 View Post
    I think it is that the newer generation is better then the new. Also that the past generations were in deception. They were tricked lied etc.
    I agree. This probably has something to do with learning the mistakes of our predecessors but that's so obvious it's almost not even worth mentioning. Honestly it seems like Naruto is the only reason this sort of all inclusive shinobi world view became popular throughout all the villages. The will of fire existed since Hashirama, but it was only when Gaara and Tsunade were influenced by Naruto that it spilled into thinking about other villages.
     
         

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    Re: Deeper Meaning to Kabuto using Edo Tensei during War Arc

    Yea i see naruto was able to make friends from people outside his village to spark the world alliance
     
         

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