I wouldn't, but people like those that had started the thread makes me to glare, see how all the responsibility is placed over Shinji? They place Asuka in a sort of pedestal when Asuka is not very different from Shinji.
So the blame is all over Shinji.
It is magnificent because I did had the same mindset before, now when I see it, it is infuriating.
Both of these kids are damaged, both of them failed to actually make a connection with each other. Asuka failed Shinji by being unable to express her affections or needs in a way that wasn't layered in rudeness or anger...and Shinji failed to provide Asuka even the most basic kind of support when she desperately needed it.
Yeah right? Both had failed with each other, but instead let's place all the blame over Shinji for some reason, the opinion of the OP is not a particular one, I had already seen it before.
Because both of them are children, who do not understand how to do these things, and don't have adults capable or willing to show them. Because teenagers forming relationships is not important to these adults: having soldiers who can fight on command is.
You keep looking at these characters like their adults who should understand the ramifications of their actions: they're kids.
Yes, in a way I was seeing the OP more, not really any of your folks, so if Caesar appears here again...
See EOE, Shinji did grow up, understanding that the world wasn't out to get him.
Asuka felt disgust, probably because he broke down in tears (what she deems as a signal of weakness) and because she needed to bring her own defenses first, Shinji did learned something, I don't think that Asuka learned something really deep down.
But I digress.
Anno's whole point regarding Shinji and Asuka is that Shinji needs to grow up, Asuka? Maybe after Shinji grows up, that is what I got from Evangelion as a overall.