The heroines invent a fantasy world that reflects the injustice they suffer in the real world. Mercedes, a housekeeper, utilizes Ofelia to cover her treason towards Captain Vidal. By means of affection, the housekeeper wins Ofelia’s trust and therefore prevents her from opening her mouth to the Captain. Ofelia encounters a Faun in the labyrinth and she becomes found of him. The Faun uses her to bring tranquility back to the underworld and ease the King’s pain of not having a daughter. In both worlds, other characters employ Ofelia as a tool to achieve their purposes. On the other hand, Alice is force by her society and her sister to behave properly. She pr...
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...trols the characters and the atmosphere through consciousness manipulation. At the end of the movie, Alice is about to be persecuted by the Queen of Hearts, when she sees herself through the door and tells herself to open her eyes. When she opens her eyes the characters and her agony vanishes. Alice is able to turn on and off her imaginative world similar to a human controlling an electronic device. Yet Rosaleen’s power is illustrated when she unleashes the wolf inside her. Throughout the story, she lived under her grandmother’s influence. When Rosaleen decides to disobey her grandmother, she surrenders her fear and gains control over her life. Although, she is in the main character of the story, that is not apparent until she transforms into a werewolf. By means of transformation, Rosaleen gains power over herself. The characters’ world contributes to their power.
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