Journal Entry – Week 13

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Respond to at least 1 prompt on this page (you are welcome to respond to more). For instructions on how to submit a journal entry, please follow these instructions. FORMATTING FOR THIS WEEK: Use the title format “[FirstName] [LastName] W13” and select the Category “Journal Entry – Week 13”)

Prompt 1

Studio Ghibli’s work often has themes about conflicts between man and the natural world. Pick one of the films they produced and explain how this theme is integrated into the story. Which characters represent the natural world? How is the conflict shown? Is it resolved?

Prompt 2

Here is a link to a Japanese scroll “Six Jewel River” ( (1839) by Sakai Ōho in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Can you see themes of approaches to drawing or color that are reminiscent of anime? Describe them.

Emmanuel Sterling W13

One of the films that I have picked is My Neighbor Totoro (1988). Nature plays the important theme that is integrated to the story, because it shows how many characters could have the authenticity to interact with the earth in emotional levels. Satsuke and Mei represents the natural world. The conflict is shown that Mei was unable to show Totoro her family’s tree. Yes, it has resolved.