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In Phantom of the Opera

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Christine Daae faints into Phantom's arms.(below)

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Why would a statue provoke such a reaction?

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    Can anyone find a picture of the statue? Maybe it looks just like Christine.
    – Tim
    Mar 14 '17 at 0:13
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I've only seen the movie once, because I prefer the musical, but the only fainting I remember is when Christine sees that the phantom has a doll looking at lot like Christine and wearing what looks like a wedding dress. My understanding is that seeing it gives Christine a look at what her future will look like if the phantom gets his way, and as that is shocking to her she faints.

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  • If we go by the OP's screen caps, she is already wearing a wedding dress herself by that point (?) Mar 15 '17 at 6:17
  • @O.R.Mapper Christine is not wearing a wedding dress at this point, just a dress. Mar 17 '17 at 14:52
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First of all, this is the first time she meets this guy who she barely knows and he already shows her a life sized doll who looks exactly like her wearing a wedding dress. She's just really shocked to see this (and maybe a little creeped out?). (This isn’t shown in the movie, but in the musical the doll can move, that’s when she faints). Second, it’s the 18th/19th century and it’s a period drama, it’s gonna be dramatic.

But seriously, it's really not that deep, she's just in shock.

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