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A major theme from the movie was the intervening of the two different worlds, but when looking at the similarities, something that really grabs attention is the parallel between Ofelia and Mercedes. In the fairy tale world, Ofelia was the star; she was surrounded by a community she was not familiar with, but she engaged herself in it. She made sacrifices, such as dying for this magical world, and accomplished tasks that could have been fatal. Altogether, Ofelia was trying to escape the real world that she was forced in.
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Unformatted text preview: On the other hand, Mercedes could be looked at as the star of the real world; Ofelia did not contribute to the real world until the end, and while Mercedes was the one who fought to spare her brother and his friends. Like Ofelia, she was surrounded by a community she did not value. Mercedes also made sacrifices, like sneaking away to feed the hunted people, and these were her tasks that could have been fatal as well. Altogether, Mercedes was trying to escape the real world that she was forced in....
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