Pan's Labyrinth

Topics: Daedalus, Minotaur, Ariadne Pages: 1 (436 words) Published: April 26, 2013
In “Pan's Labyrinth” it showed a labyrinth in which the Ofelia had to take to meet the Faun. The Labyrinth in this story tells me that our lives today are like that. Like we don’t know where to go and/or not sure to turn, because it might be the wrong path. If it was the wrong path it means to us in the real life that we made a wrong decision and we’ve gotten farther away from our destination. But if we made the right turn then we made a right decision in the world and are getting closer to what we are look forwarder to in this world. “In Greek mythology Daedalus, an architect and inventor, designed the first labyrinth that imprisoned the Minotaur. This was a man-eating monster that was half man and half bull. King Minos had a daughter named Ariadne. She fell in love with Theseus. He was the son of King Aegus of Athens. Adriadne told Theseus that she would help him kill the Minotaur if he would marry her. Theseus agreed. To help Theseus get through the Labyrinth, Adriadne gave Theseus a magic ball of thread. At the entrance she tied one end of the thread to the lintel and told Theseus to unroll the ball as he went. By following the thread back, he would be able to find his way out. Theseus did this and killed the Minotaur. He and Adriadne left by ship. Minos was angry over this. He imprisoned Daedalus, the Labyrinth's architect, and his son Icarus in the labyrinth. Daedalus made wax wings so they could fly out of the maze. In the escape Icarus flew too near the sun and the wax wings melted. He fell into the sea. Daedalus fled to Sicily. He was welcomed by King Cocalus. Minos later tried to find Daedalus, but he was killed by the daughters of Cocalus.” So in “Pan's Labyrinth” the Minotaur, from the story above is Captain Vidal. He is seen as the Minotaur because he was trying to hunt down Ofelia in the, in everyone’s eye look, and not Ofelia’s, old looking labyrinth. And since she took a very good turn and was doing fine, then took a far turn to the worst the...
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