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Unformatted text preview: much viewed as lesser beings by the men. It was most likely because her mother needed to have a husband so that she could support her family. It seemed that Ofelia used her fairy tales to escape from the war and the hardships that she is experiencing with her family. Her new father just looks over her even though she is a beautiful and smart young girl. Her mother also encourages her to stop reading fairy tales and start reading other things, I felt mostly so as not to embarrass her in front of her new husband. In our society today, I feel that believing in fairy tales is almost encouraged. I feel that, yes, it is still a way to escape the evils of society, but it is also just a way to stop kids from growing up too fast. Women and girls are also viewed in a completely different light nowadays. Women are respected and treated equally....
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- Fall '08