Does Mirabel Have A Power Now?
Warning: This page includes spoilers for the game Encanto.
Mirabel has a power all her own, according to the ending of Disney’s Encanto. And it’s probably the most crucial of all. The captivating family drama implies that the protagonist is the only Madrigal family cast member. Who has not received a present from the miracle, a magical candle created by Abuela Alma and Pedro’s love. However, superhuman strength, animal communication, and shape-shifting aren’t the only kind of magical abilities.
Each Madrigal has a special ability (except for the husbands who married into the family. And Abuela Alma, the keeper of the miracle). However, for the sisters Mirabel, Isabela, and Louisa, the miracle can feel like a curse. During the song “Surface Pressure,” Louisa expresses her worry about being rendered useless if she is unable to help. “What Else Can I Do?” is one of the finest musical numbers in Encanto, in which Isabela expresses her frustration with her immaculate but false persona. Mirabel suffers from low self-esteem as a result of her lack of “specialness,” and she yearns to contribute to the Madrigal tradition in any way she can.
The ending, on the other hand, displays Mirabel’s gift: the miracle. Despite her apparent lack of visible powers, she maintains her family’s gifts alive and helps them flourish. Casita’s fissures mend when she helps Isabela accept herself, and her sister develops new skills. When Mirabel and Abuela quarrel over the family’s troubles and the miracle fades, the symbolic cracks in Casita – echoing the Madrigal family’s fissures – destroy their house. The miracle has failed. The enchantment will only come alive again when they reconcile in the location where Abuela first got the miracle, and when they rebuild the house with their Colombian community and Encanto family. Mirabel’s power is essentially love and support.
Mirabel’s magical power serves as the cornerstone of her family, in a weird inversion of the Disney theme of a Princess searching for herself, which is particularly important in films like Moana, Tangled, and Frozen. She exemplifies the importance of the family unit and the importance of keeping together. Even though the candle that was the miracle is no longer present, the magic reappears when she opens the new entrance to Casita. Mirabel empowers everyone, thanks to her family’s unifying love. It’s no coincidence that “Mirabel” sounds similar. To “miracle,” just as “Madrigal”. Sounds similar to “magical.” Some significant bits of conversation in the film also emphasize her strength. Bruno says to Mirabel before she opens the door: “Kid, you’re the genuine deal. Please let us in.” Pedro “sent me you,” Abuela says, and she calls her the miracle.
The miracle of Encanto, in a broader sense, is everyone, as Abuela sings in the song “All of You”: “The miracle is you, not some gift, just you… All of you.” It’s a lovely thematic tie-in to Disney’s 2021 picture. Mirabel empowers everyone via magic and love, and the miracle lives on thanks to their family and community.