Disney Heroine Commentary realistic depictions of women?
Uploaded by surfchick on Feb 20, 2005
The Truth Uncovered: Disney Heroines Exposed
From Cinderella to Ariel, Disney heroines have stolen viewers' hearts and invaded imaginations of young girls waiting for their dreams to come true and Prince Charming to come on his white horse ready to whisk them away to a life of bliss. These perfect characters allow the audience to feel the pain and agony each one faces before she reaches her goal in life, to marry the man of her dreams at the age of 16. Through the entire struggle Disney's animated Barbie dolls have to endure, I see not only pure innocence and stupidity in the lead female role, but I also see the uncontaminated dullness in the lead role alone. Without the villain, the spunk and action of the plot, the movie would be turned into a two-hour nature documentary duplicate.
Take Cinderella for one example of absolute stupidity. A young woman named "Cinder girl" has everything; she has good looks, a rich father, a large house, and a strange name. After her father marries a new woman, life is still grand, although her stepmother treats her horribly. Her father dies of a mysterious disease, and she is left under the rule of that wicked stepmother. Looking at the strictness, not cruelty, her stepmother forces upon her, I can only see reasons why Cinderella should be committed to a mental institution, not glorified in a movie.
Cinderella is a complainer. She never just starts her morning with a smile before heading off to do chores. No, she has to talk to the birds that may or may not be real at all and break into song. Talking and singing to animals, that usually are pests, is either a sign of either psychic powers, which if Cinderella did have the brain to communicate with animals she would have never been trapped in the tower; or a sign that she is resting on the brink of insanity.
As in all Disney movies though, Cinderella must find the man of her dreams, lose him, and find him again despite the fact that she may be slowly going insane. Her immoral stepmother and siblings may have had a reason to despise the girl. She accomplished all her dreams in one day not because of her good nature or strives for excellence, but because of help from a fairy. In other words, Cinderella couldn't do it by...