Understanding Spirited Away: Consumption and Identity

by Is This Just Fantasy?

Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece, Spirited Away, is an episodic film in which the protagonists’ progress marked by repetitive symbolic quests. In this video essay, Margarita G discusses one of the recurring images or themes that ties these quests together—consumption—both the ingesting of food and the expelling of it.

 

 

 

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