PROJECTOR: My focus question. Presenter: my presentation will be questioning how women are portrayed within Disney films, and whether Disney will ever be able to embrace feminism. My focus films are Tangled, Mulan and Cinderella and referencing Snow White, the little mermaid and 101 Dalmatians. PROJECTOR: screen grabs of various characters either showing the ‘damsel’ or an ‘evil’ character. These will include the evil step mother and Cinderella from Cinderella, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Mulan, Snow White and the evil step mother from Snow White.
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.
Structure: In The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim says that the purpose for fairy tales frequently is to help children grow up, in particular to come to terms with adult sexuality. Some critics classify Oates' story as a modern fairy tale. Fairy tales share basic characteristics, such as they illustrate a moral or teach a lesson, they contain elements of magic or the supernatural, they follow traditional openings ("Once upon a time") and conclusions (violence and death or happily ever after), they contain stock characters (e.g., a wicked step-mother, Prince Charming). Which of these elements does Oates use? Does her story fit Bettelheim's comment?
This research paper is designed to look into gender identity and gender roles through Disney movies. In order to do this, Disney princesses are being researched through four main Disney movies that have a quintessential Disney princess. The research is designed to look at how media exposure affects gender, in particular young girls. It is done in order to see how identity is transformed through long term ideals and virtues set forth from the animated films and from the standard viewpoints of feminists. There is tension between the Disney Corporation and feminists since the first Disney princess movie in 1937.
Cinderella, in any variation of the folktale, is the story of an underdog, mistreated by everyone close to her but tolerant and patient in the face of hatred. The story emphasizes that the universe will reward kindness, punish the greedy and cold-hearted, and illustrates that karma does not discriminate based on status. When comparing two versions of the story, Charles Perrault’s “Cinderella,” which bears more similarity to Walt Disney’s film adaptation, and the Grimm Brothers’ “Ashputtle,” a darker and grittier variation, there is a notable difference in Cinderella’s relationship with her step-sisters. In Perrault’s version, Cinderella takes her abuse in stride. She does not hold a grudge against her wicked step-sisters, even going as far as to sit next to them at the ball, “treating them with great courtesy [and] offering them oranges and lemons which the prince had given her” (Perrault 551).
Compare and Contrast Essay A fairy tale is a short story that usually includes fictional characters involved with unlikely, magical events that lead to a happy ending. The “Cinderella” tales written by Charles Perrault and Anne Sexton contain a number of similarities and differences. While both Charles Perrault in “The Little Glass Slipper” and Anne Sexton in “Cinderella” use similar characters, such as Cinderella and the godmother, to help tell the story of Cinderella, the different plot structures and events happening suggest that the story of Cinderella can be written in many different ways. The characters in Perrault’s “The Little Glass Slipper” vary from the types of characters in other stories about Cinderella. In Perrault’s version of the fairy tale, Cinderella is the protagonist.
In the following paragraphs this report will take a look at the most obvious differences in plot, narrative and characters. Furthermore, it will go deeper into an analysis about the meaning of good and evil on each adaptation. Finalizing with an evaluation on the role of women, the patriarchy and how these adaptations connect with the set of conventions that were relevant in their era. In Grimm’s version, the tale follows the life of a young princess, named Briar Rose, and a curse set by one of the 13 ‘wise women’. The curse stated that when the princess is 15 years old, she will prick her finger with a splinter and fall into a sleep that will last for 100 years.
Some Disney movies are filled sexism stereotyping such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, and “Snow White” just to mention a few. Have we really moved past the sexist stereotypes that marked Disney's earliest films? Although Disney movies are beautiful to watch, they are are portraying harmful stereotypes. We all girls, dreamed to be a princess from a fairy tale. Who did not?
Common Readings Narrative Essay The essays “My Hips My Caderas”, “Just a Little Princess?” and “Black vs. ‘Black’” by Alisa Valdes, Peggy Orenstien and Gary Kamiya all blame society for their own issues. They all believe that the American society has caused their self esteem issues and how they view themselves. In the essay “My Hips My Cadaras” we read about her not knowing which race to claim. She does not know how to perceive herself verses how these two cultures reacted to her. In the essay “Just a Little Princess?” we are bombarded by how the Disney Company is influencing how her daughter will perceive herself.
Because of the psychoanal Fairy tales help inculcate the norms of society into young minds consciously, but subconsciously may provide an attractive stereotyped number of roles, locations, and timetables for an errant life script. To date, the scientific structural analysis of scripts has been based on the Script Matrix (Steiner, 1966). The history of psychoanalytic interpretations of fairy tales goes back to the times of Freud. Bettelheim has produced one of the most thorough interpretations and has stressed the significance of these stories in children's development. Working with fairy tales might help our clients to answer the following eternal questions: 1.