Sophie: I'm loving you.
Howl: It's too late.
This is from Howl's moving castle.
Today, I watched howl's moving castle. I think it means a lot.
First of all, why does Sophie become young sometimes? I think when Sophie spoke true hearted feeling, the curse become weaker. At the beginning part, she does not speak her real feeling about her job. It is also same for her sister who makes fake smiles to customers. I think this criticizes our society making people hide their true feeling.
Secondly, why did howl not die when the contract was canceled? I think this also criticizes the belief that we can control others only by contracts, not by love.
What is the meaning of the moving castle? I think the moving castle stands for nomad. In the moving castle there are a boy, a grand mother, Sophie who cares all of them, Howl who comes back after working outside, and a monster who works for the castle like a slave. I think this combination is like a farmer family. This form degrease and finally all gone in the animation.
Why does Howl fight in war? Howl want to live alone. But the king does not let him alone, and she want to use him. Although Howl tries to hide from her, he sometimes have to help her. I think this reflect that the real world does not let people free. This reminds me of the fact that the more people be productive, the more a nation increase their tax.
Why does howl become a monster after using his magical power? It is because he does what he don't want to do. I think this is also critic in real world people get lose their own feeling when they do what they did not want to do. Literally translating, it criticizes a monster is the solders in any army, but I don't want to restrict the meaning only in war.
Why is the king's castle safe from bombing? Howl said the castle is protected by magic. When a enemy drop a bomb over the castle, it will be moved to its village. It means their magic cannot prevent from bomb but can change its victim. I think this criticizes a nation is built up over the blood of people. Or I think a company is also same.
I also think in the animation there was two totally different types of world; one is full of war, and another is full of peace. It is usually accepted that war in animations stands for capitalism. I think this animation, particularly, criticized the war itself, because the cruelness is so much emphasized.
Why did Howl say "It is too late."? I think it is to wake us up and to make us feel our love now.