The Neverending Story" and "ragnarok

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"The NeverEnding Story" and "Ragnarok"
Mythology and Film/Theater Essay


When you first see the movie, "The NeverEnding Story" you may not see the similarities to the myth of Ragnarok, but they are there. In the NeverEnding story you have different creatures and humans working toward the same end, saving the childlike empress, and in turn saving there world, Fantasia. What you don't understand until the end is that not all their world will be saved, but what is saved is better than what was not saved. In the myth of "Ragnarok", you also have many different creatures and humans working toward the same end or "Ragnarok". Which is the end of one way of life but the beginning of a better way of life?
In these lines from the movie, "The NeverEnding Story", Bastian, the human child is disappointed that Fantasia has been destroyed, but the Childlike Empress reassures him.
Bastian: What is that?
The Childlike Empress: One grain of sand. It is all that remains of my vast empire.
Bastian: Fantasia has totally disappeared?
The Childlike Empress: Yes.
Bastian: Then, everything's been in vain.
The Childlike Empress: No, it hasn't. Fantasia can arise anew, from your dreams and wishes, Bastian. (The Internet Movie Database)

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