Regarding the scene where Historia recounts what Levi said to her back at him:
First let me clarify that, like most of the fandom, I agree that what Levi did was wrong. I don’t think he “strangled” Historia (word choice matters IMO), but I do think he should have been a better person and tried to appeal to her without touching her. He did hurt her, whether intentionally or not, and I hope he is sorry for having done it.
Historia was kind of upset at Levi for treating her that way, which is 100% understandable and I don’t blame her at all. She probably felt so used after that scene: she’s not a person, shes’ a tool that Levi is using (that the Survey Corps is using!) to get what they want.
Because of this, I’m surprised Historia took his words to heart. In the end she listened to Levi’s words and NOT his actions. This saddens me a little because this means she listened to Flegel’s dad.
Historia purposefully made an effort to look past what Levi did to try to understand what Levi said.
I wasn’t impressed with this chapter overall, but I did like Historia here. She admitted her faults and not in a poor-wah-pity-me kind of way or anything; she’s just being real about stuff. Then she steps up to the plate like a champ. Good job, Historia. Please continue to show us the kind of person you really are.