Essay on Movie Analysis : Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Disney has a tendency to represent gender using stereotypical manners. 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 in their movies, they always find the way to incorporate a male character whose purpose is to save the princess to grant him the right to marry her. Their inclusion of prince charming, usually 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 achieve happiness or self-realization. For instance, let’s take one of their first princess movie 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 recognize that Disney has tried to get away from this standard representation of their female protagonist in past movies, they are usually not very successful. A clear example of this was their attempt back in the movie Mulan where she “turns” into a man and pretends to be her father to go to war for him, but, even in this movie the woman has to get married to finally acquire her “live happily ever after”. Nonetheless, I always had hope to find a Disney movie…

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