Apply the methods of analysis we’ve studied throughout the term to the film Pan’s Labyrinth (the hero’s journey, character archetypes, etc.). What commonalities do elements of the film share with myths we’ve studied? What character or narrative archetypes are present? What fundamental questions about human experience does the film wrestle with?
What is the role of mythic or fantastic elements in the film? What do you make of the truth value of these elements? Are the faun, Ofelia’s tasks, and her kingdom fantasy or reality in the world of the film? Ultimately, does it matter whether they are or not? Explain your answers in an essay of 350-500 words.