No Hero Volume 9: Endless Days
Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)
Afterword—translated by lucathia (proofread by elisa)
The series No Hero actually depicts a lot of human situations I’ve come across. Each volume typically emphasized a different theme. Sometimes, you could even enjoy the book through the lens of current affairs. But, when it comes to the overarching theme of the entire series, the idea that I wanted to get across the most was this one:
A simple “non” draws a line of separation between humans and non-humans.
In the real world, perhaps there isn’t such a clear line drawn by being “non,” but there are many, many lines of separation.
People always like to draw lines. Those on the other side of the lines are outsiders. Those on your side of the lines are your own people. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all have biases. We have people we like and people we dislike, just like how humans and non-humans have a clear boundary between them.
Whether something is right or wrong, I don’t have an answer to that. I wrote about this so that everyone can see my doubts and ponder along with me. Perhaps you might even think about the morality of these matters further, and then I would receive more feedback after you finish reading.