ByJaden T Ortiz, writer at Creators.co

When you watch a movie what do you get out of it? Media has morals and lessons with in for the viewer to learn. Morals are taught by discussing things that are important in the society the work originates. Social issues, economic issues, war, and the environment are just a few topics discussed in film. Time period will also affect what issues are discussed and what morals are to be learned. A work released after World War 2 for example could talk about the horrors of war, dealing with loss, and recovery. While a film now would talk about the government or social issues. In this we will be looking at the morals of the 1997 film Princess Mononoke.

Look at these morals :)
Look at these morals :)

Right here would be a summary of the movie but, if you haven't seen the movie watch before reading this post. Definitely a film worth watching!


Good ol classic anime, me gusta.
Good ol classic anime, me gusta.

The central theme of the movie is the environment. Another theme of the movie is humanity. The whole premise of the movie is Ashitaka going to the forest god to get healed. Along his way there nature is disrupted and he must help. The environment is the whole cause for the conflict with other humans wanting to destroy the forest to expand. Within the real world the environment has always been a conflict between others. This film goes to show that people must learn to live with the environment or else the natural order will be thrown off and dismay will rise.


The majestic forest god.
The majestic forest god.

Humans in this movie don’t know how to deal with their problems properly. This is carried over in the anime genre a lot. In the real world people have issues dealing with their problems all the time. If you do not learn how to deal with your problems you could end up like the characters in this movie and end up in mess of trouble.

Don't be these guys, period.
Don't be these guys, period.

In conclusion when watching a movie you can learn many life lessons. Many if not all movies have a moral with in them. By learning the morals of a movie you will have a better understanding of the time the film came out in and how to become a better person from these lessons.

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