"I find it quite peculiar that you, who controls a demon
and has met shinigami... Does not believe in curses."
Looking around, Ofelia sees stacks of shoes and depictions of the Pale Man eating children, which is reminiscent of Goya’s depiction of Cronus. The Pale Man is a gruesome representation of the oppressive powers of Ofelia’s world – Captain Vidal, Spanish Fascism, and the Catholic Church. To further this comparison, a scene of Vidal having dinner with his guests, including a Catholic priest, is shown in parallel, in which nobody dares to question the Captain’s cruel motives. x
Someday, I’m going to be strong enough to hug the whole world, and then everyone could be happy, all at once. Forever.