It helps parents realize the messages that movies can transmit and let‘s them decide how often they will influence their children by media. Disney is one of the largest media companies in the world. They allow girls to have fairy-tales. They are simply called fairy- tales for the fact that they are something you can dream of and hope for. Representations of women in Disney films are due partly to the fact that Walt Disney's personal feelings about family life shaped the Disney Company, and partly to the fact that his attitudes mirrored the patriarchal cultural beliefs of the 1940's about what roles women should play in society (O'Brien.
Cinderella is a Classic fairytale that most people have grown up watching or reading. There are also many versions of Cinderella around the world that told a tale of a young girl who went through many hardships and in the end married her prince charming with the help of some animal friends and a fairy Godmother. In "Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior" Elisabeth Panttaja examined Grimm’s Cinderella and wanted her audience to see the deeper meaning in the story in which the reader is left questioning the morality behind this fairytale. Good writers can change their reader’s mind or even move their audiences into actions though the art of persuasion and that’s exactly what Elisabeth Panttaja did in “Cinderella: Not So Morally Superior". She used pathos and logos to persuade her audience to look at Cinderella in a whole new perspective.
These questions begin to linger in the backs of our minds and leave an unconscious impression on how we see ourselves. Little girls would wish that they could grow up and be like Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan or Snow White. All these Disney characters were idols for little girls over the years because they portrayed who they wanted to be. In the older Disney movies, the
Amber Falde Professor Harwood ENC 1102 8 October 2013 Positive influences of Disney Princesses While girls grow up they will look up to someone as a role model, whether it be a parent or a famous celebrity. These role models are only human; they make mistakes because they aren’t perfect. Young girls might see a famous celebrity that they look up to make bad choices and think that it’s ok whether it have to deal with sex, alcohol or drugs. By raising girls on the Disney princess movies, it gives girls a role model that is in a sense “perfect”. The princesses have been the same for 30 years and will stay the same for 30 more years.
William Goldman’s fairy tale The Princess Bride tells the love story of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world and Westley, the handsome farm boy. Buttercup is the haughty daughter of a farmer who torments Westley until she finally realizes that she loves him. When Westley is supposedly killed by pirates, the broken-hearted Buttercup agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck. When Buttercup is kidnapped by prisoners hired to start a war, she and Westley reunite, only to be separated by Humperdinck. The self-same criminals who kidnapped Buttercup, brought him back from the “mostly dead” and helped him rescue his one true love.
In traditional fairy stories one starts with the helpless maiden, especially with Sleeping Beauty. The audience knows that she will be rescued and a happily ever after will be following it straight after. However, one intresting pattern that develops in fairytales is that the rescuer of the bewitched person has himself or herself been bewitched or persecuted. Jane Yolen uses the name Briar Rose for another name for sleeping beauty. There have been many versions of the tale, which not many people know about, and they haven't always been for little children, they were more scarier and ruder than the disney - style and were told to a wider audience.Yolen has taken the story of sleeping Beauty which is (Briar Rose) she developed the parrallel stories of two women: Becca searching for her grandmother's story, and Gemma's story in the extermination camp of chelmmo and afterwards with the partisans of Poland during WWII.
When children are growing up, little girls dream of being just like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or other princesses from their favorite Disney movie. On the other hand, boys fantasize of being Buzz Lightyear or even the mythological Hercules because of his many heroic traits. Little do they know, there is an entirely different story to Hercules outside of Disney. For instance, Edith Hamilton’s 1964 novel Mythology shows a different side to the story displayed in the Disney film. Due to the time gap, it is plain to see that many aspects in the myth of Hercules may be changed, while some tales remain the same.
Mother in Terms of Endearment and The Blind Side Two Oscar-winning actresses, two mothers in two movies, Shirley MacLaine and Sandra Bullock had different and perfect performance, but expressed something in common. In Terms of Endearment, Aurora who played by Shirley MacLaine was a cool lady. It can be seen from many places: In the beginning of the movie, she interrupted a baby’s sleep rudely; her daughter Emma’s wedding was coming, she still insisted that Emma should not marry Flap, because she could” not afford to overcome terrible marriage” . When Emma grew up, she still had many wooers. When she knew that Emma had the third pregnancy, she strongly recommended Emma to abort the child.
English 101 Professor: Kathy Lawler Class Section: 3198 SEXISM IN DISNEY MOVIES Children have been a profitable target for advertising for decades, as a three in one market, as influence of their parents' purchases, as buyers themselves, and as future buyers. Advertisers make sure they put the greatest pictures for children to feel caught in their hands to buy their product. What some of us do not or did not realize rather, is that some of Disney movies, commercials, movies, adds, etc. are creating controversy among people, specially parents who wish never have introduced the product to their kids. Some Disney movies are filled sexism stereotyping such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, and “Snow White” just to mention a few.