5 Life Lessons and Moral Value In Disney's "Moana (2016)" (Spoilers Alert!)
1) You can't shelter your loved ones from the world forever. Learn to let go and trust that they will be okay.
Moana's father Tui refused to let Moana venture beyond the reef due to his own bad experiences out at sea.
He was trying to protect Moana and the villagers of Motonui from danger, but his overprotective way wasn't working.
The fish were becoming scarce and the vegetation were dying because of the curse upon the world that began when the heart Te Fiti was stolen.
It took Moana sailing beyond the reef and restoring the heart of Te Fiti to bring life and peace back to the world.
2) Encouragement from our friends and loved ones is a very powerful motivation to keep us going in difficult times. Even the strongest people can feel afraid!
Despite being a powerful demigod, Maui was afraid of the heart of Te Fiti because after stealing it for the humans, he lost his magical fish hook when attacked by the lava demon Te Ka. Without the fish hook, he lost his shapeshifting powers.
Thanks to some encouragement from Moana, Maui was able to pluck up the courage and motivation to embark on the journey to retrieve his lost fish hook and to restore the heart of Te Fiti.
3) Being self-absorbed is a disadvantage. It distracts you from important things.
In Lalotai, the Realm of Monsters, lived a giant coconut crab monster called Tamatoa.
It was the one that took Maui's magical fish hook as its own, placing the hook as an ornament on its glittering golden shell.
Maui knew that Tamatoa's weakness was that it was totally narcissistic and self-absorbed, so he told Moana to distract it while he would retrieve the magical fish hook.
Using Tamatoa's narcissism to her advantage, Moana flattered it, causing Tamatoa to boast endlessly about itself.
While Tamatoa was distracted, Maui successfully retrieved the magical fish hook!
4) Experiencing devastating loss can push a good person to become corrupt and evil.
Te Ka the lava demon turned out to be Te Fiti without her heart!
Without her heart, she was filled with rage, causing her to take on the angry and destructive demon form.
After Moana restored the heart of Te Fiti, Te Ka turned back into Te Fiti the goddess.
The trees and vegetation immediately bloomed, signalling the end of the curse of death and decay that was upon the world.
5) When you embrace what you're destined to do, that's when you fulfill your greatest potential!
Moana discovered the hidden truth that the ancestors of the villagers of Motonui were actually voyagers.
They were once skilled "wayfinders", sailing the ocean in search of new islands.
When the villagers embraced their legacy as voyagers and adopted that way of life again, they became happier than before.
They had found meaning to their lives. They weren't meant to hide on an island, they were destined to explore the world!
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value In Disney's "Moana (2016)" (Spoilers Alert!)".
What moral lessons did you take away from this movie? If you haven't watched it, would you want to? Leave a comment below!
Would you be interested in reading the 5 Life Lessons posts of any of the following movies?
- Captain America: Civil War
- The Jungle Book
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)
- The Maze Runner
- The Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials
- Attack on Titan
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