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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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