Discussion must be at least 750 words or more.
Watch Princess Mononoke, and then, analyze the film according to the previous four weeks’ reading. What does the film suggest about the causes and solutions of human alienation from nature? Do the film’s insights fit with Cronon (from Week One)? With White (from Week Two)? Is the film’s point of view closer to deep ecology or agrarianism (from Weeks Three and Four)?
Here are some statistical information you might find quite interesting regarding Princess Mononoke:
– It’s the highest grossing Japanese film in Japanese film history
– Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93% (quite good for anime)
– This movie is one of Roger Ebert’s top 10
Check out several reviews of the movie here: