Howl's Moving Castle Themes

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Destiny

Sophie believes firmly that she cannot escape her destiny. She believes that as the oldest of three sisters, all of whom are pretty and from a well to do family, that she is destined to fail in any endeavor she attempts. Due to this belief, Sophie is quite and meek and accepts her boring life as her family is content to direct it, even though she is bored and longs for adventure. When the Witch curses Sophie, she is forced to leave the "comfort" of home, and ends up meeting Howl. Throughout her time with Howl, Sophie still maintains that she is doomed to fail. After all, she is the oldest of three. Howl, Michael, and Calcifer all try to help Sophie, but in the end, they are powerless against Sophie's belief in her destiny. Only when Sophie begins to believe in herself and falls in love with...

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