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The themes of both the films have one thing in common; they are about dreams. The films show how important dreams are and especially of young children. In Pan’s Labyrinth, this theme is shown as the young girl has an imaginative fantasy world in which she lives and creates her own magical world. In her dream world, she is a princess and she sees people in the real world as annoying and distracting. It is her love for fairy tales that led her to go on an adventure where she was given the chance to become the princess she was and return to her father, the King. She was told that she was a born princess by a faun who she meets at the night in the forest. The rest of the film shows how the young girl accomplishes three gruesome tasks just to claim her royalty and her status as a princess.
In The City of Lost Children, the theme of dreams is depicted as the old aging scientist kidnaps young children to steal their dreams. This theme is portrayed as children dream big and they have the capability to dream about their fantasies and their innocent world. The evil scientist starts stealing these dreams leaving the children empty and without their dreams. The children are lost without their dreams and they are kept in a secret place. The old scientist steals the dreams as he doesn’t have the capability to dream himself. It is also shown that the scientist is aging rapidly only because he doesn’t have dreams. The film shows how dreams keep us younger and give us the reason to live a life.
The theme of evil is also somehow depicted in both the films as they are fantasy films and they show the evils which are associated with every good. The young girl in Pan’s Labyrinth is living her dream fantasy of being a princess and having royalty. However, her dream is disrupted by the evils that surround her. The fairy takes her to the forest where she is told she is a princess and in order to
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But both of the two stories deal with the theme that brutality and savagery reside at the heart of man’s existence, though man fails to perceive the consequences and dreads of their savagery, until he finds himself in the positions of the victims of his actions.
The author states that “Inferno” and “Paradise lost” provide captivating and detailed yet different views of Satan and hell and this difference is clearly evident. Both the writings portray Satan as an angel of God who denounced the superiority of God. Hell in Dante’s view was an endless torment to the sinners; Milton’s hell was full of flames and fire.
The author describes that labyrinths are of many types depending upon the materials and things which have been used to build them. Some labyrinths are constructed in open places such as gardens and barren earth by using plants, bricks or any living or non-living thing found in organic world.
All stories, however, are beautifully written, with prose throbbing with energy, but with an underlying subtlety that communicates a deep and enduring message. All of them speak of seemingly ordinary and innocuous occurrences from daily life, but have a universal message on the differences between human beings and both the bridges and the walls that we construct daily in the course of our interactions with each other.
Name Professor Class Date Pan's Labyrinth is staged during the Spanish civil war. Although the Republicans were already defeated during the staging of the film, there were still pockets of resistance from insurgents that marrked Spain’s civil war. Franco’s Spain was fighting the rebels where the protagonist, Ofelia’s stepfather, a Franco leaning soldier, Capatain Vidal would brutally kill suspected Republicans or those who opposes the regime even if his main task was merely to reroute the rebels.
The girl travelled with her pregnant mother to the residence of Captain Vidal, a man who was signed by the ruling leaders to root out any rebel against the leader of Spain, Franco (Yocom 4). As the story of the young girl is told the movie portrays great amount of secrecy and symbols of the archetypes that tell another story within the movie.
I have chosen five eminent authors: Harriet Jacobs, Audre Lorde, May Sarton, Bharati Mukherjee and Slavenka Drakulic. Before looking into the signatory style, areas of work and thematic characteristics, let’s begin with the brief introduction of each of these authors.
derstanding of criminology can help psychologists and relevant authorities to prevent repetition of crimes and helping in rehabilitation of criminals. Criminological theories can be categorized as macro theories if they explain crimes in the context of the larger society and