She’s is an innocent farm girl from Kansas, but when her house gets picked up by a tornado and lands in the odd city of Oz, she takes charge (Baum). She wants to go home and nothing is going to get in her way. “I 'm here in Oz, Auntie Em! I 'm locked in the witch 's castle, and I 'm trying to get home to you, Auntie Em! I’m Frightened!
This is an experience of adulthood for her. She no longer is innocent, like a child. When she encounters the Wicked Witch she realizes not everything in life is nice and simple. The Wicked Witch tries everything to take the slippers away from Dorothy. Dorothy will not let the Wicked Witch take the slippers.
Chihiro, who begins the film as a scared and confused little girl, eventually overcomes her bleak situation and becomes determined to save her captive parents. One way Chihiro accomplishes this is by demanding a job at a restrictive bath house under the evil witch Yubaba, the only entity capable of returning her parents to normal, in order to earn her parents’ freedom. She eventually faces Yubaba and outsmarts her, gaining her parents back and being set free from the bathhouse and spirit world. Steven Guitron references in his article “Miyazaki” how Chihiro does not conform to her own gender stereotypes of being meek and incompetent but instead pushes forward and continues toward her goal, not letting anything fool her. This not only subverts common worldwide gender roles, it also challenges social norms present in Japanese
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy story of a young girl that enters a new world from the back of a wardrobe after arriving at a foster home with her siblings during the beginning of World War 2 with the common believe that they’d “be home soon”. Contrary to their beliefs, the Pevensie children are tossed into yet another war-damaged land and forced to face their greatest fears. As a result, Lucy is left to starve after the truth, eager to explore and discover both this new world as well as her own abilities. “I wouldn’t lie about this!” Lucy’s desire to be fed more knowledge is derived from her naturally timid personality and young age- both of which have been carefully crafted by Lewis as a method for evoking a strong emotional response from the
1. Joy changes her name to “Hulga” because she is acting in an act of rebellion to her mother. She knows her mother’s wants her to have a really pretty name and “Hulga” is the ugliest name Joy could think of that her mom will hate. Mrs. Hopewell is for sure that Hulga looked for that name until she finally found the ugliest name she could think of and after that Joy legalized it so it would be for sure certain. Hulga’s poor health keeps her at her home all the time.
Disney’s Cinderella is the quintessential princess fairytale. It has a beautiful girl in distress, an evil stepmother, talking animals, and an abundance of singing. Cinderella herself is a figure deeply embedded into popular culture, and most will cite Disney as the parent of the story’s popularity. The story centers around the timelessly beautiful Cinderella; a young woman who has lost her father, and thus is required to live with her evil stepmother and stepsisters who treat her as the help. Despite her step-relatives’ abuse, Cinderella remains kind and gentle, and befriends the estate’s many animals.
Kasey is twelve years old and holds an anti-social and anti-cheerleader attitude. She is absorbed by an antique doll, and Alexis thinks it’s all in her mind and assumes her sister is just going through another phase. Slowly, Alexis realizes that the concerns in her head were all fake, those problems were becoming life-threatening to her, and her family. Kasey’s eyes slowly go from blue to green, she uses old-fashioned language and she even forgets periods of
In “ Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper”, Charles Perrault describes how Cinderella endures the adversity from her stepmother and stepsisters as she requires to do all the housework and lives in an awful atmosphere. Despite her kindness and beauty, she is able to attend the ball with the assistance from the godmother and eventually married to the prince. From this perspective, we can realize that physical appearance is not the only way to win one’s love. In “ Little Snow-White”, Jacob and Wilhelm discuss how the queen begrudges little Snow-White’s beauty and attempts various tricks unscrupulously to kill her in order to become the most beautiful person in the world. Snow-White thereafter dies from the poisoned apple that given by the wicked queen but she wakes up when the apple comes off.
Proctor, seeing Mary War-ren, draws her by the arm to Hale. Proctor: ‘Here now! Mary, how did this poppet come into my house?’ Mary Warren, frightened for herself, her voice very small: ‘What poppets that, sir?’” (Miller 75). Cheever insists that the poppet signifies “Hell”, per se, and Mary Warren is to deny the accusations as she knows what the poppet signifies as well. In The Crucible, the doll -and Rebecca Nurse as well- symbolizes the transformation of good to evil: dolls, in a normal society, represent childhood innocence and bring happiness.