Blog 3: Theme








The theme that I chose for Pans Labyrinth is to be selfless I chose this because there are so many examples of this throughout the film, First of all in the very beginning of the film it talks about how Ofelia was a princess in an underground kingdom, and that she wanted to see what the world was like above so she went to the surface, but once she saw the sun it erased all memories of her kingdom and she was adopted by a poor couple, she then goes to live with her step dad who is an evil Spanish army general and she meets a Faun who says she has to complete tasks in order to prove that she is the real princess. She then goes through a couple tasks that have a theme of being selfless and not selfish, for example one quest is to go retrieve an item from a monster who sits at a table with a large feast on it and as long as she doesn’t eat anything the monster wont wake up, but she was selfish and ate something not thinking of the consequences, so once she eats the food the monster wakes up and eats a couple fairy’s who were her friends and they died because of her selfishness. The final task she has to complete is take her baby brother into the labyrinth to the Faun, because her brother is the key to letting Ofelia back into the kingdom. Ofelia takes her brother into the labyrinth but she is being chased by Spanish guards, once she finds the Faun he says that she must sacrifice her brother in order to return to her kingdom, but she refuses and refuses but the Faun keeps insisting she must do it very soon or else she cant go back. But in an act of selflessness, Ofelia sacrifices herself instead and then when she awakens she is in her kingdom where her real father and mother are, and the Faun explains to her that she has proven herself worthy of returning and that this was all a test to see if she was selfless or not.






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