So I Just Finished Legends of Korra Book 2….
IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED ALL OF BOOK 2, DON’T READ ON!! THAT BEING SAID….
I am left with a deep profound sadness…I think I have stated this before in my blog.. I am open to change but holding on to something positive in your past keeps you grounded. Korra losing her connection to the previous avatars means that she is no longer in possession of something that I held to key to the avatar’s becoming; the support and help of those with great wisdom who came before you. I did take in and grasp what she had said about a new generation that must forge their own path, and I am all for the initiative of younger generations and minds to instill some good in the world, but when she must seek advice to gain perspective she must turn to someone she can relate to, and turn to someone who has watched her. Korra can longer tap into that well of knowledge and experience to relive past lives that would make her grow as a person and as an avatar. I looked at her interactions with Avatar Wan’s story of beginning and saw how that profoundly changed her as an individual. The connection is different than just advice, it’s experience that you can LIVE firsthand. Somehow, I feel that this will reinforce the Korra perspective on the world of Avatar the Last Airbender, and since the Avatar must strive for balance, I feel that it will be alot harder for her to tap into her inner peace and find the balance she must use to keep at a true neutral. Like I said, I am profoundly saddend about Korra’s loss to her previous avatar lives and I hope that the writers find a way for her to reconnect with them again, possibly through a quest with Rava?