The way the Phantom falls to his knees after Christine kisses him always gets to me because he’s just so… overwhelmed. He’s never received any positive affection such as that and the girl that he’s devoted his entire life to is now the one giving it to him. Anyways, leave it to this musical to break my heart.
But she's NOT a strong female character. She runs off with Raoul who's an asshole who just wants to keep her barefoot and pregnant and off the stage. If she was really a strong woman she'd tell Raoul to go fuck himself sideways, stayed single, and sang for the rest of her days. Poor Erik deserved better than her.