Well first off I'd like to say im a new member although I have been eying this website for awhile now and just decided to join.
This will be my first topic.
This is a discussion on what your thoughts are on how Edward's and Alphonse's view of life change dramatically throughout the story.
I think it is quite sad how everything they knew turns out to be lies behind lies and so on. But I love how it so closely relates to reality. It shows that even if you try so hard you may not receive what you wanted or think is fair (or nothing at all). It shows the many hardships of life in a whole new aspect and world. I think its actually genius and to do it through two teenagers life is even more genius. First off teens go through many changes since its their puberty, hormones and such all changing but when you throw in the world of alchemy and add in some cold hard truth (pretty much everything relates to real life just an "Alchemist World" version) its just pure genius.
This isnt a story about two teens that live in the world about Alchemy. This is two teens that face real world problems in the world of alchemy (adult problems, problems that some teens face today, maybe not in the exact situation but in very similar situations). I can see how many people (younger people) would see Edward as a role-model for how he chooses to deal with things (may not be the best way but it sure as hell is usually the right way compared to what others would do , I can honestly say I probably would'nt do everything he does and have the 'human' in me to stop me from spilling blood, im sure most of you probably think you would do the same thing he does but really think about it).
Well that was much longer then I was expecting it to be. Sorry if some of its confusing, I pulled an all nighter and now its 7 am so im a bit tired as you can probably imagine.