Brave, A Story Of A Princess Who Breaks Traditions Essay

1957 Words Dec 1st, 2016 8 Pages
Film Analysis- Brave, a story of a princess who breaks traditions
Introduction
Disney has a tendency to represent gender using stereotypical ways. Too often do they expose the female character as the damsel in distress or as the honorable housewife. It is almost impossible to ignore the fact that their movie always finds the way to incorporate a male character whose only purpose is to save the princess immediately granting him the right to marry her. Likewise, their inclusion of prince charming serves to remind us that males are the dominant ones in society and that without their presence, a female character wouldn’t be able to attain happiness or self-realization. For instance, let’s take one of their first princess movies Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a film where the protagonist Snow White, needs to be kissed and saved by the prince to awaken her sleepy state derived from the poisoned apple. To be even more stereotypical, Snow White becomes the housekeeper for the seven dwarfs because obviously men are “unhygienic” and don’t know how to clean after themselves. Although, we can all accept that in previous movies Disney has tried to get away from the standard representation of their female protagonist; they are usually not very successful at removing some gender stereotypes from their films. A clear example of this was their attempt back in the movie Mulan, where the main protagonist, Mulan has to be turned into man in order to be seen as strong yet, even in this movie…

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