The End of Encanto: Is Mirabel a Powerful Person Now?
The only ungifted Madrigal is Encanto’s Mirabel. But, as the storey progresses, it becomes clear that she has a talent — one that is not only strong, but also the most vital.
Mirabel has a power all her own, according to the finale 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 might seem like a burden. During the song “Surface Pressure,” Louisa expresses her worry of being rendered worthless if she is unable to help. “What Else Can I Do?” is one of the finest musical pieces in Encanto, in which Isabela expresses her frustration with her immaculate but false character. 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 finale, on the other hand, displays Mirabel’s gift: the miracle. Despite her apparent lack of visible talents, she maintains her family’s gifts alive and helps them thrive. Casita’s fissures mend as 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 metaphorical fractures in Casita – echoing the Madrigal family’s fissures — destroy their house. The miracle has failed. The enchantment will only come alive again when they reunite in the location where Abuela first got the miracle, and when they rebuild the home with their Colombian community and Encanto family. Mirabel’s power is essentially love and support.
Mirabel’s magical ability serves as the cornerstone of her family, in a weird reversal of the Disney theme of a Princess searching for herself, which is especially important in films like Moana, Tangled, and Frozen. She exemplifies the importance of the family unit and the importance of keeping together. Even if the candle that was the miracle is no longer there, the enchantment reappears as she opens the new entrance to Casita. Mirabel inspires 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 emphasise her strength. Bruno says to Mirabel before she answers 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 any gift, just you… All of you.” It’s a lovely thematic tie-in to Disney’s 2021 picture. Mirabel inspires everyone via magic and love, and the miracle lives on thanks to their family and community.