This forum is based on Pan’s Labyrinth or El laberinto de Fausto and El espinazo del diablo or The Devil’s Backbone.
How are the Nationalists (the men and women who fought for Franco) and the Republicans (or what is left of them who fought for democracy under the Second Republic) portrayed inthe two movies above? And, based on their portrayal as well as other elements, do you believe the movies are pro- Franco pro- Republican?
Support your answer with specificinstances/scenes/dialogue from each movie…Each movie should be considered separately with separate reasons given based on the dialogue/plot from that movie. Makesure to watch the last few minutes as they are crucial for your comprehension of El laberinto.
Answer & Explanation
In Pan's Labyrinth, the Nationalists are portrayed as oppressive and violent, while the Republicans are seen as targets of oppression. For example, Captain Vidal is a cruel and ruthless Nationalist... View This Answer