Essay on A Textual Analysis Of Gender Roles
It is important to first understand how gender identities are formed. Since behaviors towards male and female children are differentiated during the first 18 months of life, children learn the differences between genders by themselves (The Effect of Cartoon Movies on Children 's Gender Development). So between 18 and 20 months, gender identity begins to be constructed and are mostly formed by the age of 2 (The Effect of Cartoon Movies on Children 's Gender Development).
Disney changed the original stories that transpired into what they are now (Damsels in Distress: A Textual Analysis of Gender Roles in Disney Princess Films).
One of the best examples of gender roles in a princess movie is in The Little Mermaid. In the beginning of The Little Mermaid, Ariel is adventurous and curious. She explores the sea and…