Capítulo III _ Cinema - Comunicação

Nausicaä: a heroína que não segue o Caminho do Herói

Ludmyla Alencar Ferreira Galdino
Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
Fabrícia Teixeira Borges
Universidade de Brasília, Brasil
N.º 13 (2022)
Publicado 2022-09-21


The stories of most literary and cinematic works are based on the character’s maturation cycle as his journey unfolds. The protagonist, most of the time, has convictions strongly rooted in values said to be naive, both by the narrative itself and by the common target audience, which leads him to decay in the face of the obstacles of the adventure, and, consequently, makes him doubt his beliefs and adopt a new way of thinking about the world, characterizing its transformation. This sequence is treated as a necessary central element that leads the hero or heroine to victory, that is, a formula for success and, markedly the essence of the transformation arc, for the death and defeat of the villain. In Nausicaa, we are presented with a multifaceted conflict in which the self-styled right parties see the annihilation of the enemy as their triumph and solution. The biggest challenge for Nausicaa, a female character, is not to understand something she doesn’t know, but to remain firm in her initial belief – that men and Ohmus can live peacefully – in the midst of the challenges that present themselves. The purpose of this work is to present the animation Nausicaa (Japan, 1984) by Studio Ghibli. Aspects of Hayao Miyazaki’s work will be presented, such as age classification, aspects of the character, use of close-up, relationships between youth and the feminine, among others.

Palavras-chave Nausicaä, Studio Ghibli, Heróis, Narrativa, Miyazaki.
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