Wow, that was a lot more indepth then what I thought the ending symbolised *sigh*Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostlyAnyone who hates the original ending of Evangelion deserves to be shot. I loved the movie too but I would have been content with the series ending alone. It's not confusing, it makes perfect sense and honestly is the best way depict instrumentality. The whole thing with people turning into liquid in the movie was kinda lame, but as is evident from the reactions to the TV ending people couldn't use their imaginations and need to have someone visualise it for them.
The whole idea of instrumentality was that no one is perfect and as a result we put up mental barriers to prevent ourselves from being hurt, as symbolised by the AT field. Instrumentality was meant to break down these barriers and merge all souls into one so that one persons defects are offset by another persons strengths thus eradicating pain. Ask yourself how do you draw souls merging.... you can't. So what the TV series did instead was imply that it happened and showed you a couple of examples of how the various peoples souls reinforced each other.
It's a shame more people didn't appreciate it for what it truely was... :(