In this novel through Melanie there is a clear understanding of the power of the unconsciousness. In this novel ‘The Magic ToyShop’, our young protagonist Melanie a 15year old little girl dreams and fantasizes about the self. Her dreams twined with her fate, walk her through her destiny. The novel commences with Melanie’s desire to wear her mother’s wedding dress. Her desire and curiosity to feel like a woman, to feel like a naughty little princess provokes her to sneak into her parents’ room the day parents are out of the home.
Furthermore, the stepmother’s mean black cat is called “Lucifer”: an obvious religious reference that underlines the connection between bad and black. Visual media influences children unconsciously in creating their ideal of beauty. The Disney versions of fairytales have been successful for many years. As Janet Wasko describes it “those creations, when they are accompanied by the Disney name, become even more significant because of their prominence as well as their special appeal to young audiences” (138). Or as Hurley points
"Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!" said the Fairy Godmother, waving her wand again. Cinderella was now wearing a beautiful gown and sparkling glass slippers. But all of this came with a warning: When the clock struck midnight, the magic spell would wear off! At the ball, Prince Charming couldn't take his eyes off Cinderella.
Yet, despite the fact that the more modern versions of the same fairytales tend to work on portraying a more feminist side of the story, the beautiful girl always gets the Prince (or finds any form of love), falls in love, and becomes rich. If not, then misery envelopes the protagonist. Feminist critics try to shed a light on the reality of these stories and how the moral lesson is always the same. Even when it comes to real-life based fairy tales, like Pocahontas, where a young twelve-year-old Native American tribe princess is kidnapped from her family and forced to marry, the only “feminist” version that we hear of today is a Native American young woman who falls in love with a European man who is forcefully taken away from her. Despite the fact that these women had to suffer great ordeals during those times, fairytales have decided to convert this dreadful story into a story of love.
As described previously, the Disney formulaic plot line puts men as heroes who save women, or the damsels in distress, but it also paints a vivid picture of the duties of a man and a woman are. In Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Snow White, the women are seen happily doing domestic chores while waiting for the men in their lives to come home or to come and rescue them. This reinforces the concept that roles and duties in families are sex marked and that there are designated responsibilities for a man or a woman (Palczewski & DeFrancisco, 2014). The micro practices that this reinforces is that women are supposed to nurture, clean, and cook as Snow White shows by immediately going and taking care of the seven dwarves in Snow White and Belle first taking care of her father and then the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Palczewski & DeFrancisco, 2014; Jackson, 1937; Trousdale, 1991). This dependence on men, further exemplified in the negative light that Queen Grimhilde in Snow White, Lady Tremaine in Cinderella, and Mother Gothel in Tangled are portrayed.
It was held to choose a girl for the prince to be his wife. In the party, Cinderella looked so elegant. The prince was deeply impressed by her beauty. The prince fell in love with Cinderella. But prince knows nothing about Cinderella, including where she lived.
5. According to Panttaja, there is no evidence to suggest that the prince loved Cinderella or that she loved him. In the story, Cinderella is described as deformed, and with the magic of Cinderella 's mother, the clothes that Cinderella attends the ball in are magical and therefore cause the prince to see a beautiful woman. The personal qualities of Cinderella are most important and those are her looks, because before her mother 's magic, she was seen as deformed and not beautiful; so without the mother 's help, the prince would not have been interested in Cinderella. 6.
They might be retelling classic bedtime stories, like Cinderella, but they still include the whole aspect of “Love at first Sight”. “The prince came to meet her, and took her by the hand and danced with her, and he refused to stand up with anyone else, so that he might not be obliged to go her hand; and when anyone came to claim it he answered, ‘She is my partner.’” (page 3 Cinderella) Here we see how the prince decides to dance with Cinderella even though he has never met her, yet he is attracted to her by her looks. Later in the story we find out he immediately fell in love and searches for her all across the city. Almost every child in the “west” was raised watching Disney movies. They gave us different ideas, beliefs and morals that we now have.
Cinderella was constantly dreaming of being with the prince and going to the ball, however it was not until her Fairy Godmother showed up that Cinderella truly started believing that the impossible is in fact attainable. As Cinderella acquired a new dress, got her hair done, and had a carriage created, she began to see that her dreams were becoming a reality. When she arrived at the ball, she felt a lack of confidence, but when the Prince and her were reunited after the ball, they ended up getting married. Select your favorite character or a character that interests you the most. Define your chosen character in terms of whether (s)he is the protagonist (hero), antagonist (villain), love interest (romantic lead), supporting player (helper/mentor/sidekick/voice of reason/comic relief) or a catalyst.
Some of the disney movies also create body image issues . The movies promote the idealogy that in order to have the perfect happy ending , girls must look like those princesses. Some disney movies also focus too much on finding "true love " . Ariel, a sixteen year old , disobeys her father, strikes a deal with an evil witch just so she could be with her true love , someone she had never even talked to. Cinderella changes everything about herself just so that she will be worthy enough for her prince.