Beauty And The Beast : The Little Mermaid Essay

1203 Words Aug 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Tik tok, tik tok, tik tok. Quick grab your glass slipper and run child, the clock has struck twelve and your coach is about to be nothing more than a pumpkin and you don’t want your prince seeing you dressed like that do you. Now hurry along child, go ! The films Cinderella release in 1950, Beauty and the Beast release in 1991, and The Little Mermaid released in 1989 I have been able to conclude that these films created by Disney reinforce typical Female stereotypes. This has had a negative impact on the viewers as these stereotypes are seen as the Social Norm. These reports will look at how females’ are portrayed in Disney films and what prolonged effects that they have on their young female viewers. The likes of Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and The Little Mermaid all portray images of domestication, insecurity, and submissiveness. From most of my critical texts I found that all of them shared the same opinion about these gender stereotypes, and how Disney has not taken a step forward with the error we live in to eliminate these stereotypes.

Cinderella the hopeless house slave, Ariel the girl who gave up her voice for a man she had only seen once, and Belle the girl who stayed with her abusive partner out of fear. Disney has created films that represent woman as weak, male dependant, and uneducated. Being a woman in society you should be strong, independent, and intelligent three things that according to Disney films aren 't relevant in the life if a female.…

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