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Toph is a Rock

by Attackfish Scales

If this vid were an essay, I would probably title it "Toph: the Illusion of Confidence vs. Profound Vulnerability. Throughout Book Two, we see Toph as both the competent and powerful earthbending prodigy, who turns captivity and desperation into triumph, but we also see her at times as the intensely vulnerable little girl she also is. Toph's complicated relationship with parental figures like Katara, with its roots in her relationship with her smothering, controlling parents illustrates Toph's unwillingness to allow herself to be vulnerable, and her difficulties relying on anyone but herself.

Toph is a Rock

Toph’s relationship in Book Two with her parents, Katara, and her own vulnerability, set to Simon and Garfunkel’s “I am a Rock” (1966).

from Avatar: the Last Airbender (2005)
Creator: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
Distributor: Nickelodeon
Posted by Attackfish Scales
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