Was Minato Namikaze’s sacrifice for nothing?
In the Village of Hidden leaves, there was a child born to Minato Namikaze and Kushina Uzumaki. To his misfortune, he lost everything after a few hours of his birth.
Naruto’s parents sacrificed themselves to protect the life of villagers and that of their son. But was it right to do so at the cost of their son’s future?
Naruto: The Birth Of Jinchūriki
Minato Namikaze, the fourth Hokage saved the village by sealing half of the nine-tailed beast, the Yin part inside himself and the Yang part in his child.
In the process, he lost his life and turned Naruto into a Jinchūriki.
However, the fourth Hokage unknowingly invited trouble for Naruto.
The sacrifice was made for the prosperity of his son and his life ahead. But as a result, the villagers were afraid of Naruto. They despised him and disrespected him. People from the village of hidden leaf often blamed him for destroying their lives.
They started to see him as a monster. After all, the beast was sealed inside him.
Did Naruto deserve the hatred?
The village turned against him since Naruto was a kid. He had no one to stood up for him.
Fortunately, despite being the troublemaker Naruto was, a few people did care for him. Even though he wasn’t aware of the reason for the hatred people had towards him, he wanted to be the greatest Hokage of all time to earn their respect.
We have seen The Third Hokage, Hiruzen Sarutobi regrets that his incapability to help Minato had killed him. His guilt made him soft for Naruto and his actions.
Also, Iruka Sensei had a place for Naruto in his heart. He was fully aware of the lonely feeling as he had lost his parents during the same incident.
And as the story proceeds, we witness the real bond of friendship shared by Shikamaru, Choji, and Naruto.
It’s appreciable that Naruto didn’t let all the hatred get to him and stayed focus on his goal to get stronger. It led to the day when he gained the love and respect in the later phase of his life.