Archetypes In The Little Mermaid Movie

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In the movie “The Little Mermaid,” the storytellers use the hero’s dreams and determination plotline to reveal how we as humans want to follow our dreams no matter what because we believe it is the only way to find true happiness. Have you ever wanted to follow a dream that you couldn't do? In the story of the Little Mermaid, a female mermaid, falls in love with a human prince, but her father tries to stop her because he believes all humans are barbarians. At the beginning of The Little Mermaid, Ariel was simply fortunate to have a dad who was the king of the sea named King Triton, who set rules for his teenage daughters. She likes to sneak out from home, to go above sea. Ariel is an independent, rebellious and a determined young girl, who…show more content…
Sometimes parents won’t like their dreams. They want to become independent.The storytellers tell how she doesn’t want to listen to her dad. Her dad doesn’t like her dreams. After arguing with her dad, Ariel starts to fall in love with a human. She goes to a secret collection room full of human things. Her dad found out from Sebastian. Her dad hates humans. In the movie, “I am going to get through to you So if this is the only way...” (The Little Mermaid). This archetype fit in with the mentors because it shows how the dad is trying to teach and parent Ariel. He was telling Ariel stories about how humans are harmful to them. This paragraph relates to the theme because when her dad found out about the collections. His reaction was not so good. So what happens was that the father starts to destroy her collection because he was stressed out. He wants to protect Ariel and do what’s right for her. Also shows how Ariel was upset. Those collections mean a lot to her because it is her dream to become a human and to be with a guy who is a…show more content…
After the fight with her father, Ariel runs away from home and these two evil eels who are ursula’s sidekicks follow her. They convince her to come to Ursula, In the movie, “Poor child. Poor sweet child. I wish there was something we could do” (The Little Mermaid). This archetype fits in with the devil because Ariel is going to ask help from an evil person that is Ursula. That will destroy her. She offers Ariel anything she wants. This paragraph fit in with the theme because it reveals how that she was determined to never give up. life in the sea is tough and boring for her. Everything that happened between Ariel and her father, Ariel found a way to fulfill her dreams. Which was to go to Ursula. Ursula granted her wish by giving her legs, but had to trade her singing voice. It reveals that she would sacrifice anything. Even if it is
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