Eva Yojimbo wrote:People have empathy for Rei for the same reason people have empathy for HAL in 2001:ASO. We start off by recognizing they're either not human (HAL) or a very strange humanlike entity (Rei), and they slowly reveal to us a deeper humanity than what's on the surface of any technical definition of what constitutes a human.
I dun get it (even though I sympathize for Rei). Do you mean that, because she isn't human, she is a human? I might need some explaining.