Consumptionin Spirited Away and Carpe Jugulum

Thesis:I will discuss the art of magic and consumption in both SpiritedAwayand CarpeJugulumwhere the powerful and indefinite entities consume and oppress thevulnerable people.

  1. Spirited Away

  1. Food consumption

  1. Consumption of food without permission results in loss of physical body

  2. Food is transformational

  1. Magical world

  1. Consumes memory

  1. Over consumption of food

  1. Used to relinquish loneliness and fill internal void

  1. Carpe Jugulum

  1. Mental magical powers

  1. Vampires use magic to control people’s mi

  2. Witches prevent the Magpyrs from controlling people’s minds

  1. Unity

  1. The country can only be saved from consumption by the blood thirsty people if the witches and the priest unite


Foodrepresents human vice and values in SpiritedAway.Food is used to fill sadness, emptiness, and loneliness.

Magiccan be used to control people’s minds.