Spirited away summary
Spirited away is a studio Ghibli film Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki the adventure of a little girl Chihiro, who moves to the country with her parents. The family gets lost on the way and ends up at a mysterious tunnel which they didn't realize was the entrance to the spirit world. In order to survive, Chihiro must work and make herself useful, and find within her the courage and resolve she needs to save her parents and escape from a world where humans aren't welcome. As it is a fantasy aimed for the 10-year old audience, However adults will probably gain more from this film than children watching it. Some of the themes in Spirited Away include: The power of words and names and the blurred line between good and evil.
Spirited Away is comparable to Alice in Wonderland, as the story of Chihiro going through the tunnel is just like Alice falling through the rabbit hole, but the similarities are superficial. The world of Spirited Away, in some ways, is wilder and more surreal than Alice in Wonderland yet at the same time more believable as well.
Chihiro gets lost in a fantastical world where she meets odd characters, who try and help her adventure. Food constantly changes Alice’s body, just as it changes bodies in Spirited Away, when It turns Chihiro’s parents into pigs and it saves Chihiro’s life. Words and word games confuse and enlighten Alice, and words play a big role in Chihiro’s adventure as well. While Alice goes looking for adventure to escape the boredom of a lazy day with her sister, Chihiro explores into their strange new worlds and want only to go home. Unlike Alice, who encounters other characters only briefly, Chihiro forms deep friendships in her new world, At the end of Spirited Away, Chihiro finds that what she needs to get home has been inside her all along.