Ha Nausicaä Analysis Winter 2019.docx

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Mia Ha ENGL 282B Professor Phillip Savage February 20, 2019 Nausicaä as a reflection of 20th century Japanese history, the specific historical moment (1984) for Japan, and/or Japanese culture and values. “How do you live with a true heart when everything around you is collapsing?” Hayao Miyazaki said in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”, the movie that illustrated a far future in which thousand years after a nuclear war left the Earth as a nuclear holocaust. In that future, the Valley of the Wind is a small kingdom ruled by King Jil that struggles for survival as the people helplessly defends the Valley from gigantic Ohm creatures and toxic plants that live beyond the Valley in the Sea of Decay. In that desperate situation, Jil's daughter, heiress to the throne, Princess Nausicaä tries to understand what is going on and comes to the conclusion that it is wrong to destroy the toxic jungle. The Valley is then attacked by the Tolmekian people who plan to destroy the Sea of Decay by using the greatest warriors that started the holocaust. After Nausicaä is taken prisoner, Nausicaä escapes and goes beneath the Sea of Decay where she
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  • Fall '09
  • japan, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Princess Nausicaa

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