Ritsuko (OFF):“…and has become a coward somewhere in his heart.”
tv33: Mighty big words, coming from Ritsuko. Is this a case of "takes one to know one"? A pot calling the kettle black, perhaps?
Shin-seiki: (049~058) "It's the same with some humans. Shinji-kun is probably afraid of pain… and has become a coward somewhere in his heart."
I don't see how you could possibly nail Shinji any more precisely than that. Ritsuko seems to be remarkably insightful about everyone else but herself…
It's interesting how, while Ritsuko is explaining the "Hedgehog's Dilemma" (a major theme of the series, BTW), we see most of the kids in Shinji's class socializing together in a normal manner. It's our two pilots charged with saving the world who seem to be almost autistic in the way they fail to connect with the others.
HeWhoPostsStuff: This was about all I ever could bring myself to use my T-square for back when I was (for a brief time) a graphic design major.