There have been many theories about why Eren laughed at Sasha’s death.
Some speculate that the chortling was a form of grief, while others say it was a response to historia.
I will explore Eren’s reaction to Sasha’s death in this article.
Eren’s connection with historia
Eren had a simple perspective of the world when he first left his father’s basement.
Since then, he had encountered the Titans and learned how to fight them, and he had become hardened to the outside world.
But after kissing Historia’s hand, something strange happened to him.
It was then that he realized what would happen to him after Sasha’s death.
Eren’s group had recruited Sandra and Gordon, who both joined the Garrison Regiment after graduating.
Later, they were transferred to the Survey Corps after Historia’s coronation.
He also questioned Jean Kirstein about the recruits during the feast.
He wondered if they were reliable and whether they were spreading good propaganda.
Eren is then assigned to Squad Klaus during the operation to recapture Wall Maria.
Eren’s chortling may be a form of grief response
Eren’s chortling may have been a way to process Sasha’s death.
It may have been similar to the laughter Eren displayed after Hannes was devoured by the Dina Titan.
In his earlier episode, he had laughed because he was helpless and he felt no way to save Hannes.
Afterwards, he burst into tears.
This chortling may have been a form of coping with the loss of a loved one.
Whether Eren’s chortling was a form of grief, or just a way of getting through the day, it’s impossible to tell.
The image of your smiling face is embedded in Eren’s memory, along with the portrait of her on a wooden easel.
In the portrait, she had a giggling face and flowers in her hair.
Her painting also showed life sprouting from her fingertips when she laughed.
Eren’s eyes glow green
It is unclear why Eren laughs at Sasha’s death, but it appears to be an attempt to escape his grief.
The last words of Sasha were “Meat”, so it is hard to know why Eren would find Sasha’s death humorous.
However, it is possible that his laughter was an attempt to find some sort of relief from his grief after the death of his love.
Eren’s death is not the first time he made physical contact with the royal family.
In the original series, he discovered his power by punching a smiling Titan, which later turned out to be Dina Fritz.
He also made contact with Historia, who was in the Survey Corps at the time.
Afterward, he kissed her hand at her coronation as Queen of Paradis.
This is when his friends first noticed a change in his personality.