Coming Of Age In Ariel's The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid is all about coming of age. In other words Ariel the main character of the story believes that she is old enough to do as she pleases. Ariel loves going to the surface. On the other hand her dad didn’t want any humans to lay eyes on her, as a result of him thinking that they are barbarians. All Ariel wants is to do what she wants when she wants. “I'm sixteen years old. I'm not a child anymore”, said Ariel. Clearly Ariel believes that she is now old enough to do whatever she wants. Her dad thinks otherwise. Ariel doesn’t acknowledge what could happen to her if humans see her. While her dad thinks too much and is to overprotective. This may be the reason why she wants to do what she wants. Her dad has been protective her whole

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