Powerful Women in Disney

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Tangled and Frozen: Powerful Women The animated productions of Tangled (2010) and Frozen (2013) are far more than two joyful family movies with a simple commitment to children entertainment; these films are cherished all over the world because they impacted our society. It was easy for these two films to win the world over with their touching storylines, tuneful music, charming humor, pixel animations, and universal morality; but what truly captured the world were the present-day problems that made the protagonists so relatable. Through the heroic traits, life goals, and modern perspectives attained by Rapunzel, Elsa and Anna, viewers all over the world have been taught a thing or two about a woman’s true potential. Both movies promote the self-efficiency of females by breaking the “damsel in distress” stereotype that typically portrays Disney princesses. Tangled is about a baby princess whose hair has magical powers that can heal anything and grant eternal life, the baby is stolen by a selfish evil woman who wishes to keep those powers to herself to maintain her beauty and youth. Mother Gothel raises Rapunzel as her own child by isolating her in a tower and making her believe that life beyond the tower is cruel and hostile. Despite her curiosity, she accepts her lonely fate for 18 years. However, this princess proves to be anything but a damsel in distress. With the help of some friends, Rapunzel finally explores the outside world and experiences a journey that teaches her the truth about love, loyalty, family, friendship and independence. One way that this movie supports women is by making the hero of the film a female; Rapunzel is not rescued, she is the one that does the rescuing. The first time Rapunzel shows that she can take her of herself is when Flynn first appears. This scene is very significant because it’s the first time Rapunzel has contact with

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