Princess Mononoke Questions

What ethic do the different main characters exhibit? What examples support this?

Lady Eboshi wanted to take over the land to mine the iron in the land and kill nature, therefor she valued what she wanted over the environment. She didn’t examine the outcomes and didn’t think in an Utilitarianism way. Princess Mononoke wanted to save the forest, but also hated humans and wanted to kill them. Prince Ashitaka wanted to cause pease between humans and nature, so they could live in peace. Then humans did not realize by killing nature they are killing are there resources and stuff they need.

What is the ethic of the writer of the film? How do you know?

The writer of the story wants to save the wildlife and preserve the forest and let it be. I know because the ethic of the story was to show the watchers of the movie what will happen when we kill the Forrest, and the negative impacts it has if we do.

Which ethic from the film do you side with and why?

I side with saving the wildlife and causing peace. We rely on nature so much in our everyday lives, and if we destroy nature, we are also destroying our resources. Let’s say we destroy nature to mine, in order to build a mine we need resources from nature, like wood. If we destroy all of nature we won’t be able to build much. Nature also provides our food.

Watching this makes me want to save wildlife.