Themes Of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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Children’s Movies – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Almost everyone has seen at least one Disney film in their lifetime, especially at an early age, however have we paused to consider what these seemingly innocent animated films have taught us? Disney classics, such as Snow White, are one of the many films that could have shaped or opened up a children’s mind. The way each character speaks, acts, and even looks like serve a purpose in each film. Disney film Snow White has various characteristics that could teach children about expectations in our society.
The protagonist of the film is undoubtedly Snow White. She appears throughout the film and the plot seems to revolve around her. The movie opens up to show her scrubbing the Queen’s castle
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He is white, fit-looking, and noticeably a wealthy prince due to of his elegant clothes and striking castle. The princess expresses how much she loves him, but never truly gives a reason. There’s also the fact that they did not have much of a conversation. A particular scene where the dwarfs ask her to tell a story, she tells her own. She mentions how “it is very easy to fall in love” and the dwarfs even ask if the Prince is “big and strong” and “tall and handsome”. These qualities could teach children who are watching that a “big, handsome, and strong” man would easily have a girl fall in love with them, assuming everyone is heterosexual too. In addition, they never got to know each other and children watching could get the idea that as long as someone is attractive, it is “true love”, other qualities not visibly seen are no longer imperative. Children’s expectations of men in society could reflect the Prince’s qualities of being a straight, white, handsome …show more content…
He appears right at the start of the movie with the Queen demanding him to tell her the fairest in the land. I noticed the Queen referred to him as a “slave in the magic mirror”. He also appears to have a deeper voice, possibly those of a black man’s. His face appears older and has some facial characteristics that I could say are of a black or African American male. This film was made in the late 1930’s, therefore if there are hints of racism, it is not very surprising, even if it is a Disney film. Children watching might not notice immediately that the Magic Mirror could be a black man, but the sub-context could be enough to teach or encourage the roots of

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