Beyond the Charm of Children Story

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Libron, Julie Ann Mher A. Eng 2 C-3R Beyond The Charm of Children Story Fairy tales and anime are the things that will most likely remind us about our childhood. The varicolored settings, diverse characters, compelling adventures, and the idea of a happily ever after basically attracts children to watch fairy tales and anime. Usually, parents encourage their children watch these form of media not primarily to conform to the norms that children must watch it but instill in children morals that they must embody as they acquire maturity. Fairy tales and anime possess striking similarities aside from their focus market which are the children. In Miyazaki Hayao’s Spirited Away (2001) anime film, it professed customary adaptation of cliché fairy tale storylines wherein two characters meet to overcome life-threatening challenges; eventually fall in love then live happily ever after. However, the film distinguishes itself from traditional fairy tales by exhibiting a unique context which catches the interest of both children and grown-ups. Spirited Away and fairy tales both incorporate the illusive appeal of magic in their stories. Magic is one of the things that hooks children to admire and devote themselves into the world of fairy tales. Their young minds are overwhelmed in awe that powerful forces like these may exist and allows them escape their reality. This is also the particular quality which separates it from the real world and makes us remember that fairy tales are just products of an individual’s imagination. Usually, the character endowed with magic in fairy tales or anime play the role of antagonists as it symbolizes their power and supremacy over the other characters. The usual presence of an enchantment or curse foretold to be broken by true love, is also a form of magic commonly identified in fairy tales and anime. The curse or spell depicts a
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