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Pans Labyrinth: Real or Fantasy? There is no question in my mind that Ofelias imaginative world is very real for her. The first appearance of the faun lets her cope with her loneliness and fear of the unknown
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Pan's Labyrinth: Real or Fantasy?
It has been well documented that children in order to cope with surrounding miseries and hardships often create make believe worlds, where they can somehow retreat and learn to cope with the events that may be affecting their lives. Such seems to be the case for the primary character in "Pan's Labyrinth", named Ofelia.
Ofelia is a beautiful loving child that has known many horrors in her short life.
Her life is set amidst a war, where her life has been turned upside down by the passing of her loving father, her mother's remarriage to a monster of a man and by the pregnancy that has gotten her beloved mother sick. Being taken from the city, where she has lived, and brought into the forest and country living fuels in her the necessity to believe the unbelievable and to create an alternate world when she stumbles upon an abandoned labyrinth, where she escapes to have some much needed control in her life.
There is no question in my mind that Ofelia's imaginative world is very real for her. The first appearance of the faun lets her cope with
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