“Bonfire of the Princess” is written effectively by Ehrenreich with her use of ethos and pathos. She makes a good appeal to reader’s emotions by telling the story about her three year old daughter, and by comparing the Princesses to Dora the Explorer. She also effectively questions the credibility and reliability of Disney by making them look like a company with bad and even suggestive role models; as well as a whole product line made to make children like the Disney Princesses. She makes the reader feel uneasy about Disney and its products, while making them feel more comfortable with her. Ehrenreich makes an effective
She is cunning, resourceful, and brave. She definitely does not fit into the passive role that has been given to the more popular heroines. As in many fairy tales, the beautiful daughter is basically given away as if she is an object to a man who wants to marry her. Of course the girl’s father approves of the suitor because he appears rich, but the girl is not as impressed. She, “did not like him as much as a bride should like her bridegroom,” (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm).
Pocahontas and John Smith were young adults who fell in love sort of like Romeo and Juliet because their love seems impossible. The movie spices up when John Smith and Pocahontas are caught together. She was engaged to a Native American called Kocoum therefore it was tragic to find her with John Smith; the Native Americans try to kill John Smith but Pocahontas saves his life. The Disney movie basically portrays them as falling in love and at the end; John Smith is shot and leaves Virginia while Pocahontas stays. The real story did not happen that way.
As Peggy Orenstein’s three year-old daughter entered the “princess phase,” Orenstein became increasingly frustrated. As a feminist, she worried about the negative effects the princess obsession would have on her daughter and other young girls in their futures. In “Cinderella and Princess Culture,” Orenstein sets out to discuss these effects. She discovers that although it seems as if this princess craze is creating negative gender stereotypes at an early age, maybe princess enthusiasts are really benefitting from their obsession. Orenstein has gotten accustomed to adults assuming her daughter likes pink and princesses.
When wizard students stay at the Russos' due to Wiz Tech being closed down, Ronald Longcape Jr. begins to develop feelings for her. Alex feels guilty when she thinks she's falling in love with Ronald. Ronald gets rid of Dean and then transforms into him as to break up with Alex so he can be with her. Ronald takes advantage of her and makes her evil like him and his father so that they can rule. Alex then reveals she's in love with Dean, so is transformed back.
In this story Panttaja says it is both mothers that are wicked. Panttaja states the real mother “plots and schemes, and she wins” (Panttaja 660) when it comes to fulfilling the wishes of Ashputtle. But actually the two mothers have the same goal in mind; to have their daughters married off and have a joyful life. To be able to do this, the real mother puts a charm on the prince to make him fall in love with Ashputtle instead of anyone else. The prince did not dance with anyone else all night and would always say “she is my partner” (Grimm 630).
In the Disney book, My side of the Story: Snow White/Evil Queen, The Queen marries someone whom she does not love at all just for the title of becoming the Queen of all the land. This causes her to become Snow White’s loving stepmother. At first, The Queen is actually very gentle and courteous towards Snow White. She enjoyed having Snow around and had no worries because she thought she was the fairest of them all. After a while, she starting developing a serious case of jealousy over her stepdaughter Snow White’s incomparable beauty.
The dentist asked her daughter if she wanted to sit in the “special princess throne.”She then goes on about other times the princess label has been put on her daughter and about her frustrations with these situations. Then, her daughter asks what’s wrong with princesses? She makes references to real life princesses, and also she talked about the princess trend that has swept across the nation. She states her strong feminist beliefs and questions “what playing Little Mermaid is teaching her [daughter] (Orenstein 671).” She then briefly acknowledges the counterargument and moves on to discussing the start and instant success of Disney’s princess products. She quotes the founder of the princess products, Andy Mooney, when he says that boys pass through phases and so will girls with the princess phase.
Lenahan 1 Crystal Lenahan Professor Kirkpatrick English 101 18 October 2012 Queen Bee and the Wannabes What makes a Queen Bee, the queen? Easy, without the wannabe the queen bee wouldn’t be royalty. The Queen Bee is a mixture of charisma, force, money, looks, strong will and manipulation. She can silence other girls and boys with a look, and her popularity is based on fear and control. Unfortunately, the wannabe aims to please the Queen Bee, doing anything to get in her good grace.
Laura's brother compliments her, and she completely forgets about Mr. Scott; “What an absolute topping hat!’… and [Laura] didn’t tell him after all,” ( p. 11). This shows that Laura really is childish because one compliment has made her completely forget about her original intentions. The wavering in Laura’s mind show how childish Laura really is. Although Laura gets easily distracted by her hat at first, she soon realizes that it was childish of her to do so. When she reaches the Scott’s house at the end of the story, she apologizes for her hat because she thinks that it is out of place of where she is.