The Importance Of Mother In Disney Movies

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Have you ever noticed the fact that mother’s seem to be missing when watching a Disney movie? They always seem to not appear at all or to be useless in the plot. This is the case in lots of little kid Disney movies today take Lilo and Stitch, Bambi, Brother Bear, the third Little Mermaid for example. The mother is missing, killed or simply replaced with a father who takes on the motherly role Somehow the plot of the dead mothers has been a part of storytelling for so long no can simply explain it. In 2014, Sarah Boxer from the Atlantic took the plunge to tell us exactly why the no mother role might make sense. Sarah Boxer a writer, illustrator, and cartoonist finds her place to analyze why Disney includes no mothers. In Sarah’s article “Why …show more content…
The author’s claim addresses her audience of professional adult parents who are showing their kids these Disney Movies. This audience of professional adult parents consider and worry about the details in the movies and the effects they have on their children. The author starts the article with examples, and implies the idea that without a mom in the movie a good dad is needed. The author believes the mom is killed today in kids’ movies for the simple fact that fathers can take over. She includes statistics and her questions that form when reading this data. She then goes on to try to answer her own questions. She continues stating other sources opinions on the simplicity of a missing mother in little kid Disney movies. The author states an opinion of her own in the article giving off that the perfect father picture is unrealistic, and the dead mother phase is simply jealousy to female mothers. Although she then also gives a counter appeal as she states the positive Disney movies that include mother’s. She continues with another example of how a newly released Disney movie also fails to include a mom and is sexist, going right back to her personal opinion and claim. In the end of the overall article the author ends on an examples of mothers who play great roles in movies, and simply …show more content…
They actually happen to show how big a mother plays a role in real life. However, these statistics make readers and the author ask another question. The statistics included in the article are that “67 percent of U.S. households with kids are headed by married couples, 25 percent by single mothers, and only 8 percent by single fathers (almost half of whom live with their partners).” This actually means that under 8 percent of single fathers are actually raising their children on their own. The author uses these statistics to advance her claim by showing that statistics follow her opinion that mom’s should be included. The author says that the the fabulous single father that is portrayed in these kids movies is not just a fantasy but actually happens to be the opposite of reality. These statistics help the article as it gives a defending point for Disney. As Disney happens to actually be doing just the opposite of the statistics. Instead of the real world reality of mother’s being included in the picture, Disney is making a majority of their movies based on the single fathers in that 8 percent. With the inclusion of these statistics some readers may also say they are invaluable as the decision of custody of children is left for the local judges to decide. Some readers may think that these local judges are biased to the idea that a mom will

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