An illustration of the choice Sarah makes in the movie "Labyrinth".
(I think I read waaay too much into this movie
The movie is about Sarah's journey from immaturity to maturity, irresponsibility to responsibility. Throughout the movie the fantasy world she is caught in tries to trap her- mirroring her real life, where her fantasy daydreams have consumed her and she's lost in her own little world of selfishness. She's presented with two options: two different Sarahs she can become. If she accepts what Jareth offers her, she accepts the "Masquerade sarah" and becomes truly lost in fantasy forever. Or she could choose to save her brother and take responsibility for her actions, becoming the heroine shown at the beginning of the film ("you have no power over me!!!")
A lot of fans of Labyrinth express disappointment that she rejected Jareth's offer and say she should have stayed with him and been his queen. yadda yadda yeah we all love david bowie.
But that would have ruined the entire movie. she made a mature choice and released herself from her slavery to her imagination and fantasy and her own selfish desires.
That's what this is about.
Edit: Wow guys, thanks for all the favs in such a short period of time
I just want to add, I'm a firm supporter of the possibility of a future relationship between Sarah and Jareth. It wouldn't have made sense in the movie; she would have been choosing an adult romance before actually making the choice to become an adult; that's all backwards and wrong. But now that Jareth no longer has power over her... well, she can choose him freely, and I think that she would later on. I mean. Who wouldn't.