When most people are concerned about the warm affection and steadfast dreams, or the struggle and reconciliation between that two in the Coco, but I believe that the most valuable thing is the death culture transmitted from the film.
Coco is based on Mexico's Day of the Dead. What kind of festival is it? It is always joyous and festive with abundant food, gathering family member and music. After death, people will travel to Land of the Death. Gorgeous marigold petals overspread the bridge connecting the real world with Land of the Death. Ghosts live there. On Day of the Dead, the ghosts worshiped by the living could go through the bridge and return to the world to enjoy the offerings, to see the offspring, or reunite with their loved ones.
There are four festivals for the dead in the Chinese tradition, but their connotations have slowly faded in opposition to feudal superstition and the decline of traditional culture. The Qingming Festival, the most popular festival, how does this festival for family reunion and memorial ancestors develop in opposition to feudal vulgar customs and demand of civilization and environmental protection? Could the online sacrifice that someone promote hold up the worth of traditional culture? While amazed at Day of the Dead, how can we not worry about the development of Qingming Festival.
Coco expresses the view of Mexican about death--The real death is that no one in the world remembers you. Breath stopped and body was cold--that is physical death. The real death is forgotten, forgotten by the world, forgotten by the family, forever. After that, nothing exists. Life is not isolated since its birth, and death is also closely linked with love. But few people could think over how we treat death and affection. Therefore, the dying patients have to struggle with incurable suffering; the young and the old suicide for small trifles--Life and death can't be separated. Without thinking about death, how can we live better.
The real death is that no one in the world remembers you. Why not began to consider the profound questions about life and death, love and forget from these words?