Finding oneself, defining oneself, or resisting someone elseas definition of who one is

In real life, moments of revelation often pass unnoticed until after the fact, but part of story-telling often involves focusing on moments of revelation about who one is or what one wants.
For this paper, choose a character in Spirited away, and examine a moment of revelation: a scene in which the character figures out something important about himself/herself. Describe the scene, and answer these questions in a coherent argument:
a? In that scene, what does the character learn?
a? Explore the visual and auditory aspects of the moment. How does animation, with its tendency to distort and heighten, contribute to the depiction of the moment?
a? Think about the larger cultural relevance. The challenges these characters face are very different from the ones we encounter in everyday life. Do the animators attempt to create parallels with experiences typical of human cultural life? If so, describe the typical experience and the how the parallel is made. If it remains alien, explain what makes the scene something the audience can relate to.

a? Lay out a clear, coherent argument that connects the scene (with plot and animation) to the lesson the character learns, and then to the larger cultural relevance (or lack of relevance).
a? Makes use of academic resources when necessary. (Many readings may be relevant a humor, the uncanny valley, a?The Work of Arta? apply in many cases a but resources from outside the class may be helpful as well a just be sure to cite them.)
a? Be well organized, and lay out a very brief road-map to your argument in the introduction.