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After young Prince Ashitaka is wounded killing a demon boar that threatened his village, the wisewoman of the village tells him the wound will eventually kill him and tells him to find what made the boar so angry. He finds a town where an old man tells him about Irontown, where giant gods protect the forest and where the town's ruler, Lady Eboshi, wants to drive all the gods away so the town can make iron.

On his way to Irontown, he meets a girl who lives with the wolf god Moro. The girl tells him to go away, but he doesn't listen, instead finding his way through the Forest of the Great Forest Spirit, a feat no human except the adopted daughter of Moro has managed. When he returns two wounded citizens of Irontown to the town, he is celebrated as a hero. He hears that the girl is call Princess Mononoke (princess of the spirits) and that Lady Eboshi wants to kill her.

The girl, called San by the wolves, shares this emotion towards Lady Eboshi. Ashitaka tries to convince San and Lady Eboshi not to kill each other and not to get involved in the war of Forest Gods verses Irontown, to little avail.
The review of this Movie prepared by kate








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on another world/distant past Coming of age    -   Yes he'll/she'll become:    -   an adult (general) Powerplays    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   overthrowing bad govt (sci-fi)/claiming throne (fantasy) If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Cartoon?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   not employed but independently wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese

Setting

Earth setting:    -   general past    -   middle ages Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Mountains?    -   Yes Forests?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   fort/castle    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   nasty human transformations

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