My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro is an animation about 2 young girls and spiritual creatures created by Hayao Miyazaki.  My Neighbor Totoro is one of those movies that’s originally meant for children as it is an animation about two young girls, but it also can be watch by an adult audience.  The movie is very different in the way that there is no real conflict in the movie.  The only thing that could really be considered a conflict is the fact that Satsuki and Mei’s mother is ill and in the hospital.  There is no distinguishable protagonist vs antagonist in the movie.
This sort of in a way shows us what a world without conflict could look like.  This is where if you meet  a complete stranger, you can go ahead and sit on his stomach as soon as you meet him.  However most rational people such as myself know that this type  of world will never exist.  People have their own opinion which create differences and differences creates conflict.  Thats why this world that is without conflict is depicted as a spirit world where not everyone gets to see, because this type of world is imaginary.

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