Furthermore, it's necessary to see if Anno will use Shinji's guilt in a literal sense (responsibility for the death of human beings) or in a metaphorical sense for fandom, in the sense that killing humanity is Anno's way to show concretely a mistake at the public beyond the fourth wall. The catastrophes feed the imagination of Japanese cinema and in the Tracks interview Anno says that he uses animation to vent his internal catastrophes, that is, the catastrophes that occur for example in Evangelion are the mirror of internal traumas. In this sense catastrophe is a metaphor.
Not quite sure what this implies. Basically, him killing all those people is to be seen more as a metaphor? Like, that's not exactly something one can just gloss over and move on from without their being some sort of payment. I take offense to things only making sense from a thematic standpoint.