The Tale of Two Brothers
With the outcome of The Tale of Two Brothers, we want to leave the audience with a few thoughts about organized religion. In the story, there is a society whose views are centered around their religion. While faith is something that guides many people through life, the story shows that it shouldn’t be followed blindly. The Tale of Two Brothers shines light on the fact that many religions are built on the foundation of good intentions, such as love, but are tainted and misinterpreted along the way. It also shows the corruption behind fundamentalist religion that has an emphasis on authority and superiority of its teachings. Within the story, the different characters represent different takes on religion. The two brothers at the center of the story are forced to play opposing roles because of their clashing morals and views on religion. One brother, Hakan, was exiled at a young age for a simple mistake that was blown out of proportion and the other brother, Aleki, is the protector of the tribe. Aleki is raised by his mother and the elder of the tribe, Cerulean, while Hakan is taken in by a tribe of exiles and raised by Maleko, a previous council member in their society. Their very different experiences shape their views on religion and society and guide them throughout the story.