I acknowledge the surface child abuse that Rosa is known for, however I would like to offer the feeble 6 pts of love vs 84 pts of hate as even Rosa deserves a heartful defense.
While Rosa was shown to take a reasonably expensive vacation with one of her lovers (Hokkaido crab buffet, which might only be the $80-100 variety), I’d like to present evidence that Rosa does indeed have to work hard to just get by:
Rosa has yet to clear the debt from Maria’s dad who skipped town, after 9 years…
Above suggests that Kinzo has not given more then token support to Rosa if even that
Rosa and Maria live in a small 2 bedroom apartment (probably rented, otherwise the apartment would’ve been claimed for her debts)
No one knew about Alta Rosa as stated by Ange
Rosa’s company take jobs as small as a consignment unpopular dolls. She even had to sew some herself…
Next although EP4 has Rosa admitting that she hates Maria, this does not undo the points when she says she loves Maria. Just because one part of her heart rejects Maria does not stop another part from accepting her. While the story on the surface puts emphasis on the negative opinion of Rosa based on circumstantial evidence and outsider interpretation, we can’t assume that the face value is all there is to it, ie:
- Rosa “admits” that she only attended all of Maria’s sports days and etc to keep appearances. However this is an interpretation of the fact that “Rosa attended all of Maria’s school events” with a subjective negative view. This could just as easily be seen as Rosa wanted to cheer her cute daughter on at school
The train candy scene in EP2 is also like that, the subjective interpretation. “A passenger witnessed Rosa fighting with Maria. When she tried to intervene by giving candy to Maria, she was rudely refused by Rosa. Rosa slapped Maria.” This is shown as Rosa enraged by being embarrassed by Maria’s behavior. However it is also possible to say that Rosa was enraged because she was over-anxious about Maria’s present and future challenges.
While many “observers” would claim that is BS, I’d like to present a real life example of how the observed event lead to a completely unfair judgement by the masses (https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/video-macau-woman-abusing-elderly-mother-public-shared-widely-hong-kong-netizens/).
Someone filmed a woman hitting her elderly wheel-chaired mother repeatedly. The net opinion immediately demonized the woman as a savage, cruel bitch. Later a reporter went to dig up more dirt to sell the story while it was hot. Only in this tiny article, that probably wasn’t read by a fraction of the “net judges” did the truth come out. The woman had gave up her marriage and her own life to care for her two parents who had become disabled. For 13 years she had worked double shifts to make ends meet while rushing home to physically care for her parents. That day, her mother had wanted to give up on life and her daughter exploded on her. Nobody acknowledged the years spent by the hard working, self-sacrificing daughter; only judging the seconds captured on film. The reporter was terribly ashamed at his premature conclusions going in. Truly without love the truth cannot be seen.
Therefore we cannot determine Rosa’s full relationship with Maria with only the few bad incidents presented to the public, while ignoring whatever made Maria say “Ange, what are you trying to do to Maria’s happiness?”. Ange only presents the pages which support her view; alot of pages are flipped by without acknowledgement. Thus I suggest that while Rosa certainly had hurt Maria at times, there must have been other times where they loved each other that were not presented or subjectively overwritten.