Hi i'm a noobie on these forums, but i wanted to get on to start a discussion thread about the symbolic representation of One Piece.
I might be crazy…i dont know but i think oda is a genius. If i'm not mistaken there are so many damn symbols in One Piece that, IMO deal with some serious shit.
Take for example a blatant one:
In Chopper's hometown, the drawing of him dragging a sled is obviously refering to Santa Claus
But what about the more crazier and serious ones? Can you spot any?
Thats what I want to know from other people out there. And i also want to know if the ideas that I present, other people have thought about them too...lemme me explain one of these 'theories' of mine.
Spypiea Arc Symbolic Theory
You can probably already see that the symbolic representation here must be about religion. Gods, angels(spypians), savages(shandians), etc.. what do these things really represent in relation to our world. HRMMMMM........
Think of it like this...
Lets replace angels with jewish people and savages with islamic people
Now replace upper yard with jerusalem/nazereth.
History says that the jewish people, in order to claim the state of israel pretty much took the land from the islamic people who lived there before, if we want to base it strcityly on who had possession of the land since the beginning of civilized occupation (i dont want to seem racist just honest). Now can you see how the Angels (jewish people) in the same way intruded upon the land of the Shandians (islamic people) of what they call the holy land(jerusalem)? Very interesting connection there that i believe Oda tries to make.
But what else? It gets deeper. What does God represent? The angry spiteful being that terrorizes both being? Some people might say Bush or maybe the many extremist terrorists groups. I think Oda meant here that the self appointed God (Enel) represented both of those things as well as all things that were fueling the negative events that have happened between these two people, jewish and islamic people. But honestly i think Oda meant more that God (Enel) actually might represent Bush more. If you think about the voting scandal as a connection for Enel just taking the title of God or with relation to Bush the presidential office.
Ok so if Oda is going to make this connection between bush and God Enel then shouldn't spypians in actuality symbolize the land that bush is governing right now so wouldn't spypiea the US? Hrm...This make alot of sense if you start making some connections. Spypiea the land itself could represent the US while upper yard is still jerusalem/israel. Think about what Skypiea is, the land of Angels where everything is great and advanced and peacefully blissful. Just how the US is portrayed as the land of the free and where endless and boundless opportunites await for everyone who can get past the very (till recently) relaxed border partrol.
BUT YES, i might be crazy and just made all these connections by myself in my deep train of thought, but eh who knows.... maybe there are people out there that think of this crazy shit some times too. I have more evidence and connections to support my theory but my chicken pot pie is ready so i'mma eat :]]]]]]. Let me know what your one piece fans think!!
PS: prob alot of typos/grammar errors, eh:ninja:?