Examples Of Social Constructs In Spirited Away

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One can observe many fictional social constructs that have conquered our society. Indeed, societies have socialized us to believe made up narratives such as gender roles, marriage, and religion, effecting billions of people’s choice of life. In fact, these social constructs have caused division, misinformation, and suffering to the human race. Social constructs reduce free expression in societies, which provokes tyranny. Another key consequence of these social constructs is that they are a source of psychological pain for the deviants in that society. In the film “Spirited Away”, Chihiro has reached the point of puberty, while also moving to a new town with her parents, this is a perplexing combination for Chihiro, therefore enabling her to search for her identity in a supernatural world, then discovering that social norms are subjective and at times absurd. The film begins with Chihiro and her parents driving into the unknown which can be perceived as a metaphor for her puberty. Chihiro who fears change tears up flowers that represent the decay of her childhood, innocence, and dreams. Next, Chihiro and her parents stop at an abandoned amusement park, where her parents turn into…show more content…
For example, Chihiro discovers her skills and rebels against tyranny for love in the supernatural world, defying tribalism and gender roles. Accordingly, the message here is that everyone has autonomy to choose their sexuality and path in life without tribalism or barbaric dictators such as Yubaba enforcing irrational and unreasonable rules on the those beneath her power. Furthermore, Chihiro undergoes an inner conflict and searches for identity in two different realms, the supernatural and the real. Both realms enable the feeling of insecurity about her identity, however, she overcomes the chaos and uncertainty of both worlds by finding her true

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