From Tangled To Rapunzel

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“The world is dark, and selfish, and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it”. This is a statement made by Rapunzel’s mother, Gothel in Disney’s Tangled to Rapunzel about the world. Tangled is about a beautiful girl, who was kidnapped by Gothel when she was a baby for her hair, which makes one younger when singing. Gothel then raises the baby in a stone castle which is hidden where no one can find it. Once Rapunzel grows up, she wants to see the world and the floating lanterns, however, Gothel tells her no because the world is a bad place. When given an opportunity, she goes out of the tower to see the lanterns with a guy who found the tower. At first, she has many mixed feelings, but she learns to overcome them …show more content…
Gothel puts Rapunzel down as much as she can by telling her that she will never survive in the outside world because Rapunzel is too naïve. Every time Gothel says something that is something the audience views as rude, Rapunzel has a sad look on her face. “Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady... Oh look, you're here too. I'm just teasing!” Gothel makes these rude remarks and plays them off as a joke when Rapunzel is upset and this emotional abuse happens throughout the movie. When Gothel returns from the outside world, Rapunzel lets down her long hair so that Gothel can get back in the tower and once in the tower she tells Rapunzel, “How you manage to do that every single day without fail! It looks absolutely exhausting, darling.” When Rapunzel answers with “Oh…It’s nothing” which it actually is, Gothel responds with, “Then I don’t know why it takes so long”. This shows how Gothel doesn’t care about her. To Gothel, Rapunzel is there to cater to her needs which are to be brought into the castle, and to make her young again with Rapunzel’s hair. One of Rapunzel’s dreams is to go to see the floating lights, however, Gothel says, “Look at you, as fragile as a flower…Still a little sapling, just a sprout” to Rapunzel. Gothel tells her that she can’t go out because she is still a baby and will not survive. Once Rapunzel is out in the world, Gothel finds out and tracks her down. Rapunzel tells Gothel that Flynn likes her, but she says, “Trust me, my dear; that's how fast he'll leave you! I won't say 'I told you so'”! Gothel tries to convince Rapunzel that Flynn doesn’t love her. He only wants the crown and that’s why he is being friendly. “Likes you? Please, Rapunzel, that’s demented”, she continues to say. He cannot love someone like

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