Informative speech Essay

1261 Words Apr 13th, 2014 6 Pages

The Effects of Disney Films
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the different stereotypes Disney portrayed in their movies.
Central Idea/Thesis Statement: Different types of stereotypes in Disney movies effect children’s view on gender roles.

I. When you wish upon a star; makes no difference who you are…. Or does it? If you recognized this classic Disney song, that means you grew up watching Disney during your childhood.
II. The Disney movie franchise has been producing movies for many years now. The Walt Disney Studios Company began in 1923 in Los Angeles. Around 1937, Disney became famous for their creating the first full-length animated
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Men are made to be tough, strong, and sometimes abusive.
1. In the article, Gender Role Portrayal and the Disney Princesses, the author wrote about the different masculine characteristics that Disney films portrayed. Some of the characteristics were brave, assertive, unemotional and physical strong. (England, Dawn 2011).
a. In Aladdin, he was portrayed as a fearless man. He was able to fight off a huge snake with only a sword and was able to defeat dozen of bad guys.
b. In Beauty and the Beast, we remember that the Beast was abusive towards Belle and Gaston only objectified her. He was attracted her because of her beauty, and discouraged he idea of her reading.
What kind of message are we teaching children?

III. The different stereotypes that were portrayed in Disney films had an affect on children during their childhood.
1. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation Report (1999), children watches an average of 2 to 5 hours of television per day.
2. Disney makes most of their characters so attractive to young girls that they want to be like them in every way.
a. They feel as if they must have perfect bodies like the princesses by wearing stylish and expensive clothing.
b. If a child sees a character that they like, they might end up choosing to imitate that character’s appearance, behavior and their actions.
c. “Little Girls of Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect,” written by Stephanie Hanes, talks about how little girls are losing

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