Rhetorical Analysis Of Escape In Wonderland

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Rhetorical Analysis Final Draft Wonderland not so wonderful Many people think that Disney movies are a positive influence on children especially girls, but the real question is, are these imaginative fantasies a positive thing? In the article “Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination”, the author Deborah Ross analyzes a series of Disney films and their influence on female culture. Ross breaks down three films that feature a heroin; The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Alice in Wonderland. She provides both an informative and argumentative analysis regarding females of all ages and their imagination. Her evaluation is very successful through the use of imagery, sentence structure, and logos to get her point across to her audience. This author is qualified to discuss this topic and add her views and opinions. She is a professor of English at Hawai’i Pacific University. With her Ph.D. she instructs at the University in categories of writing, literature, and humanities. Ross specializes in popular culture, especially the perspective of gender.…show more content…
Not only is it to inform adult women but it is also young girls too. She states, “If even the heroine in a Disney ‘girls’ movie’ does not enjoy being a girl, how must the girls watching her feel about it?” (Ross 553). She also reiterates that she is aiming to analyze and inform girls later in the text. “… I am concerned about what girls may learn about this potentially explosive aspect of their characters that could so easily burst the bounds of traditional feminity” (Ross 555). These two quotes present that the audience is in fact female. It effectively reaches females because she provides valid and accurate
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