Japn 340 Japanese Cinema

Prompt for Paper #3

According to Susan Napier, there is a tendency in Miyazaki films like Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke to offer “a vision of cultural dissonance, spiritual loss, and environmental apocalypse in which humans and nature battle each other.”  She also notes that women are major players in his films, and that, in the end, his films leave the viewer with a sense of "de-assurance" as opposed to the re-assurance often found in Disney films.  What do you think of these ideas?  Write a paper which looks at some of Napier’s arguments and applies them to Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke