Where's Sophie? Chapter 1 - Sophie, a howl's moving castle fanfic | FanFiction
Hayao Miyazaki's production of Howl's Moving Castle is the movie that I most far too concerned with the power of love and trust in family and community. .. the film compared to the book is sophies and howls relationship. Howl's Moving Castle by Hideo Miyazaki. Bettie Sophie .. And he can handle his relationship by himself. I believe so. Besides, I still don't trust you. You know . still from the Studio Ghibli film adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle. Can Sophie trust the fire demon crackling in the grate? we had to try to make The Guardian sustainable by deepening our relationship with our readers.
Did she come up with them on her own? She does find a sense of satisfaction in making her hats, but she works in a hat shop — she has to make the hats or the shop would close down.
Her goals and beliefs are a lot more clearly defined, especially after she gets cursed. She spends much of the book trying to break the spell, and goes to some lengths in order to do so.
Do her personality or skills change as the plot demands? For the most part, Sophie is a pretty consistent character. Her self-confidence grows as the story progresses, although it is jump-started by the cursed the Witch of the Waste puts on her.
This ability grows over the course of the book, sometimes without Sophie even being aware of it. A shy young woman who finds her self-confidence and takes control of her life when she is cursed to live as an old woman. She becomes very isolated very quickly, and gets so embarrassed in some situations that she literally runs away. Sophie has several weaknesses that hold her back over the course of the story.
These are all weaknesses that actively hold her back and make things difficult for her, so she passes this round. At the beginning of the novel Sophie is a shy, lonely young woman who feels an almost oppressive duty to her family. But once she gets transformed into a ninety-year-old, her personality completely changes.
The interfering old lady is a stock character in popular culture — as seen here in this slightly NSFW Monty Python clip: What stops this from being purely stereotypical is that Sophie allows this transformation to give her a new kind of power. This leaves me with a really interesting — albeit tricky — situation to try and make sense of.
On the one hand, in many ways Sophie is a very traditional woman: When Sophie gets there, the Witch reveals that it was all a trap to get Sophie to come to the Waste, which has proven successful.
Realising that the Witch has taken Sophie hostage, Howl rushes out to the Waste to save her and fights the Witch of the Waste, overcoming his reluctance to do so out of love for Sophie, and wins.
However, the Witch's own fire demon, Miss Angorian, tries to take Howl's heart as the Witch's heart was old and weak. Sophie breaks the contract between Calcifer and Howl and returns Howl's heart.
Howl and Sophie admit how they feel about each other and agree to live together. Sophie's role in the movie is similar to her role in the book, but the events where these roles takes place most differently. In the Howl and Sophie on the sky walking and flying movie, Sophie comes across Howl on her way to see her younger sister Lettie, but unlike in the book, Howl intervenes the advances of two soldiers. Once he makes the soldiers leave, he warns Sophie that he is being followed. The blob-like henchmen of the Witch of the Waste ooze from the walls and chase after Howl and Sophie.
After using his magic to fly up into the air, escaping the henchmen, Howl brings Sophie to safety at her sister's bakery.
- Jessamy Taylor’s top 10 castles in fiction
- Post navigation
- Reasons I Like the Book
Later that evening, the Witch of the Waste enters Sophie's hat shop. Sophie- after being cursed by the Witch of The Waste After being cursed by the Witch of The Waste, Sophie leaves her mother, friends, her hometown, and the hat shop in order to find a cure without anyone seeing and recognising her. On her journey, she meets Turnip-Headwho, unlike in the book, is actually helpful to her, bringing her a walking stick, and leading Howl's castle to her, taking an evident liking to her.
In the castle, she meets Calcifer, where they agree that if she breaks the deal he has with Howl, he will break her curse. Calcifer, who blazes blue and green in the book, appears orange-red in the film. Sophie falls asleep, and awakes to a knock on the door. She meets Markl, Howl's apprentice. Markl is a young boy, opposed to his book counter part, Michael, who is a bit older. Sophie cooks breakfast, then meets Howl once again. She explains to him that she'll be the new cleaning lady whom Calcifer hired.
Sophie working as a "cleaning lady" She takes her job very seriously, cleaning every room in the castle, minus Howl's.
Strong Female Characters: Sophie Hatter
While she and Markl are shopping in the market, she sees one of the Witch of the Waste's henchmen. Surprisingly, no one else notices him. She and Markl go back to the castle, where Howl bursts out of his bathroom, his normally blond hair a bright shade of orange. Sophie admits that she reorganized his magic salts. His hair changes colors and settles on black, Howl begins to ooze green slime out of depression and releases dark energy, which has happened once before, when a girl dumped him.
Sophie and Markl clean him up. The next morning, Howl tells Sophie that he's been summoned to the Royal Palace so he can defend the country in a war.
He also tells her that he's a coward and all he does is hide. He then tells Sophie to go the Palace as his mother to convince Madame Suliman that he's too cowardly to show his face. Sophie goes to Kingsbury, along with a ring that Howl gives her, and on her way to the castle, she meets up with the Witch of the Waste. From here on, the movie and the book differ greatly. While they are climbing the steps to the palace, the Witch visibly grows older. When they make it inside, Sophie is led by a dog into a room where Madame Sulliman is.
She tells Sophie that Howl has been taken over by a demon, and soon it will completely consume him. Before they can get away, Madame Suliman shows Sophie what Howl really is. He transforms into a fierce bird, but before he loses himself, Sophie yells that it's a trap, and he flies Sophie out of the palace, along with the Witch of the Waste, and Sulliman's dog, Heen.
Sophie flees the Royal City on a plane that Howl stole. Howl stays behind as a decoy so Sophie can safely get away. Sophie crashes into the castle, and she dreams that Howl is consumed by his demon. She admits that she loves him in her dream, where he roars that it's too late. Howl arrives the next morning, and moves the castle again. The castle transforms into Sophie's hat shop, along with a new portal, that leads to a beautiful field of flowers.
Sophie becomes young again, and she asks Howl if he's leaving her. He doesn't answer, to which she responds, "Please, Howl, I know I can be of help to you. Even though I'm not pretty, and all I'm good at is cleaning.
Howl destroys the engine, and saves Sophie. Sophie turns the Hat Shop into a flower shop, and her mother visits her. Her mother secretly leaves a little spy blob behind, and the Witch throws it in Calcifer's mouth.
He weakens, and is unable to defend the castle when the country is thrust into war. Sophie runs outside, fully young as she has unknowingly broke her own curse, and watches as Howl saves the shop from a falling bomb.
He emerges from the wreckage unscathed, and the two embrace. Howl heals Calcifer, and Sophie begs him not to go out into the war again. He responds, "Sorry, I've had enough of running away, Sophie.
Now I've got something to protect. The castle curmbles, and Sophie places him back in the ruined grate.
victoryawards.us: Chicago Feminism- Howl's Moving Castle
Despite Sophie's curse being lifted, her hair remains silver, much unlike the book, where Sophie's hair turns red. She gives Calcifer her hair, and he grows strong enough to move the castle to find Howl and tell him that they are safe. Meanwhile, the Witch of the Waste realizes that Calcifer holds Howl's heart, and she plucks him from the hearth. She begins to burn, and Sophie throws a bucket of water on her.
Calcifer goes out, causing the castle to fall apart. Sophie falls over a cliff, along with Heen. The ring that Howl gave her glows blue, and leads to the portal from the castle. She opens it up, and enters the black void that only Howl has been in.
She ends up in the past, and witnesses Howl as a child.