Disney Gender Roles

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Gender Roles There are many techniques or “claims of fact” that are used in order to allow an argumentative essay to fulfill the needs of its writers. These techniques include: the Aristotelian rhetoric, the Rogerian model, and Toulon model. In this analysis, these techniques will be analyzed in two different essays, “Girls on Film: The Real Problem with the Disney Princess Brand” by Monika Bartyzel and “In Defense of Princess Culture” by Crystal Liechty. These essays debate the impact of Disney expectations and whether or not they are good or bad. In the article “Girls on Film: The Real Problem with the Disney Princess Brand,” author Monika Bartyzel claims that Disney is projecting unrealistic expectations on girls and how they should …show more content…
She points out that Disney has made changes in attempt to recreate the princess image. For instance, an ethnic flare was added when Mulan, Pocahontas, and Aladdin came out. Merida was also added to the Disney roster to change the stereotype inferring that a princess needs a prince. By including the opposing side to the article, Bartyzel strategically wins over the “on the fence” audience. She then adds emotional appeal by incorporating articles by Peggy Orenstein and Psychotherapist Mary Finucane which talks about how each of their daughter’s reacted to overexposure of Disney princesses. This creates pathos between the audience and Bartyzel by tapping into the mothers of the world with princess loving daughters. Bartyzel ends her article by stating that “Disney nowadays stands for a small mind of femininity, but have the power to choose whether or not to make that …show more content…
Bartyzel doesn’t establish her credibility as strongly as Leichty does. She establishes it in a footnote and also mentions that she is a mother later in her argument but doesn’t emphasize on it like Leichty does. Leichty attacks the opposing side of her argument while Bartyzel acknowledges and addresses the opposing side. Both articles use a strong emotional appeal or “pathos” to win the hearts of their audience. They also find a common ground with their audience which helps them establish a relationship and become more personable. Overall, both articles were slightly lacking in at least one area, but were also very dominant in

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