The Fox and the Hound Essay

686 Words Oct 17th, 2008 3 Pages
The relationship between Tod and Copper was like the relationship between black and white kids in the 1970s. Whilst their parents would be against it, they see no harm in playing with each other. People are expected to conform to their roles they have in society. I chose this particular movie because not only is it a classic, but it is a very deep movie with adult themes. The mix of characters, each different and pursuing a different goal, combined with as subtle mix of themes, makes this a winner. The Fox and the Hound is about society and the roles we are expected to conform to.
There is a plethora of themes packed into this Disney film. Similarly to Bambi, there is an anti-hunting theme. The opening shot shows Tod’s mother being killed
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As sad is it may seem this is very true. Building off the previous lessons, as people grow up they become more prone to judge and hate one another. The last life lesson I toke from this movie is that friends aren't always alike and that they can be very different, a lesson most children learn at a very young age.
The Fox and the Hound has a lot of real life parallels, it reminds me of childhood, losing childhood friends and growing up. This is the main reason why I enjoy this movie so much and rank it as one of the greatest Disney movies ever made. For that very reason, everyone can relate to it, and whilst you may not shed a tear, you would be hard pressed not to feel a little choked inside when Tod's owner, Widow Tweed, is forced to let him free into the forest, never to return to its owner, as it has become a pest to others. When you see Tod's face, as the woman puts him down and walks back to her car, her heart wrenching, as she does not want to let him go, and he does not understand why she is doing this.
As depicted in The Fox and the Hound, there are certain roles in our society that we are expected to conform to. This movie does a great job at appealing towards kids, while still having a deep meaning within it. I would highly recommend this movie for all. Even though society had boundaries that restricted Tod and Copper from being friends or associating, they keep their friendship alive and true. A true friendship

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