First of all, that mantis-like elf to make people uncomfortable, it is dirty and ugly, the maze is made by a pile of stoned, Pan is also cunning brutal, and everything is not something that we can found in the real world fairy tale. When the reality is so cruel, the fairy tale is cruel fairy tale. This can connect to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings", it is also a magic short realism masterpiece. Both of the story includes fantasy elements, they are criticizing about real-world social and political problems. And they are very much connected to harsh realities of the Latin America’s society. There are also have the blending of symbolic techniques in both story. Such as, in the "A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings", the giant wings of the elderly symbolize the traditional culture of Latin America; Pelayo and Elisenda are the symbols of the middle class within Latin American society; Gonzaga priest is representative of the Latin American political and religious dominance. In the film “Pan’s Labyrinth” , the three jewe...
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In conclusion, "Pan 's Labyrinth" is directed by Guillermo del Toro, this is a fairy tale for adults. Like all the fairy tale will have a happy ending. "Pan 's Labyrinth" is no exception, but this layer of happiness is immersed in the bitter and depressed in the deep. Too much blood and tears, too many memories, too much darkness. Ofelia finally found her parents, returned to the eternal sweet home, but not one can really happy together. A fairy tale is hope, is the dream, is the comfort, is the ideal country. "Pan 's Labyrinth" is such a fairy tale, Ofelia through the murky darkness of the labyrinth find her happiness, just as experienced the cruel history 's Spanish people. Guillermo applied a metaphor in the end. The end of the tragedy is the film 's surface cover, in essence, is the protagonist Ophelia 's comedy ending.
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