Nemomon wrote:Do you think he now has a better opinion about her, or he still thinks that she only can cry and/or call Shinichi for help?
Ah, but how do you know that's what he thought of her? That he had a "low" opinion of her? That could be your interpretation.
He compares Ran to Akemi—he doesn't think there's anything wrong with her crying at all. He thought Akemi did the same thing, when he wasn't looking. He calls Akemi "stupid" because her death hurt him, so it's by no means an insult to Ran—if anything, Shuichi comparing you to the woman he loved is pretty high praise, as I see it. So, perhaps, he thinks that she might do the same thing—die in an attempt to protect those she cares about (though, in the case of Ran's romantic relationship, Shinichi/Conan, for the most part, has been the one keeping secrets and
risking his life).
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