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Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Volume 1
by Miyazaki, Hayao
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1. What are the giant heads we see on the first page? How are they related to what happened to the world? How does Miyazaki use this and other visual clues to help tell the story?
2. What special gift does Nausicaä have? How does she use it?
3. Is the Sea of Corruption good or bad? Why?
4. What makes Nausicaä a good leader? What are her weaknesses?
5. Why are the Vai Emperors forces attacking? How does the Valley of the Wind respond?
6. Who is your favorite character? Why?
7. How does Miyazaki use different perspectives, close-ups and wide shots in his art? How is reading this graphic novel similar to watching a movie? How is it different?
8. What is your favorite scene?