Similarities And Differences Between Moana And Ariel's Story

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Comparison Essay: Moana vs. Ariel’s Story
For many years Disney has been producing many princess and fairytale stories. Disney has been a making great books and films of our favorite fairy tales and stories. Moana and Ariel’s Story are two of Disney’s makings that became very popular to more young viewers but are still great for any reader or viewer. Although these stories are different, one being a book and the other a film, they are still very alike. When creating these products Disney was able to connect them through the characters, storyline and plot, and the themes within each.
Moana and Ariel are two great and independent characters in these two pieces that know what they both want. They have big dreams and want to experience new places
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The first major idea that almost everyone would first think of when comparing these two stories would be the setting of them. The setting takes place majority of the time around the ocean in both stories. I think this is why after first watching Moana, the first thing I thought of was the story of The Little Mermaid. It is very significant when comparing about how Moana who lives on the land, wants to leave and be on the ocean, while Ariel, who lives in the ocean, wants to escape the ocean to experience life on land. In a way, it almost like they both wanted to switch lives with each other. The setting was so important with the plot of the two stories because it caught the readers or viewers eyes and intrigued and also introduced them to the story. The storylines of the two Disney productions were also alike because of the musical idea they put into the stories. Disney is known for incorporating music into their films of book, and that is one reason why Disney became so popular. The music made the storyline of these movie significant. Although in Ariel’s Story their is no actual songs played, like when Ariel’s Story was made into a movie, but it still does say she sings to the Prince. In Moana, there are many musical numbers that help to explain the storyline and what was happening during that specific time in the movie. One other similarity of Moana and Ariel’s Story, that applies to the plot and storyline is …show more content…
They see Moana and Ariel as role models and look up to them. You often hear young children say “I want to be like her” or “I’m wanna be her when I grow up” when watching these movies or reading these books about young princesses. This is why the themes throughout these two stories are not only alike but also very important. These two tales both have so many themes amd messages within them but I think the most important one that applies to both is the message of being yourself and following your dreams. This theme is so important and was shown so greatly in both stories. In Moana, Moana stays true to herself and follows her dreams of exploring the ocean and sailing the sea. By following her dreams she reaches her destiny and who she was truly meant to be. In Ariel’s story, Ariel’s dream is to leave the ocean to explore the land and live as a human. Although her father, just like Moana’s did not agree with her dream, she followed her heart and her dreams anyways and in the end, found her happily ever after as a

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