>>92048836>For being vindictive and cruel. That's not good parenting, it's way worse than anything Ursa did.
No, for being such a talented firebender that she shows up her own instructor. Is Toph vindictive and cruel when she shoots rocks at her instructors? Is Katara vindictive and cruel when she shot ice disks at her instructor (future instructor)?
And Toph and Katara are both older than Azula is at the time.
At any rate, giving her praise is actually way way better than ignoring someone entirely until they act up, roughly scolding them, and then considering them to be a "monster".>>92048892> Ursa tried to correct her,
"Tried to correct" is not the same as love and it is not the same as "getting through" or "reaching out" or "trying to understand". It's not the same as "caring".
Ursa's correction is literally 'go to your room'. >zula pulled the "Screw you, I do what I want!" card every time
Nope, she goes to her room. See Search "Volume 2, page 10". She does what her mother tells her to do and is respectful of her mother's authority. Now what? Turns out you need more than just discipline and correction to love a child. Ursa totally ignores Azula until Azula burns that flower. >And what Azula did at 9 is not normal for a child. They do not randomly burn shit
Uh, firebender kids do burn shit. Hell we see Korra burning shit at like 4 or whatever. She is a firebender this is part of who she is, yes she will burn stuff.>laugh maniacally at serious things like possible death and maiming
Sure they do, plenty of kids lack empathy or deep understanding of death, especially in the abstract. Slapstick (like watching a cartoon or toy fall down the stairs and go "OUCH!") is very very funny for little kids.
Even teenagers can be very callous when it comes to death (just go to 4chan after a tragedy, you'll see callousness and meanness in spades).
She's a flawed human being, with issues. Not a "monster".