In this case, nostalgia acts as a catalyst for women to begin conforming themselves into the three princesses shown to be considered perfect. In correspondence with the segments of Snow White, Belle, and Cinderella plays a soft piano score that invokes a sense of whimsy that is representative of the music that often occurs during a Disney Princess film. Another appeal that is made is romance. Every Disney Princess has a problem that is surrounded by romance. As mentioned previously, the three that are used in this ad are part of several love stories considered to be classics.
She wears a red corset along with a blue culotte that looks much like a skirt with white stars on it. She has a gold headband with a red star on it and high boots in red or black complete the look. Fun Fact: Did you know that Wonder Woman had surrendered all her powers for a few years and they were restored by Gloria Steinem. #3. A Flying
The stepmother has two daughters who are filled with jealousy and envy. Ever since becoming Cinderella’s stepmother, she has treated Cinderella differently than her two daughters. Cinderella was turned into a servant in her own house, and she could not do anything. When “the king of the castle invited his son to a fancy ball he said he could choose his bride”. However, when “Cinderella” wanted to go to the ball, she could not go because “she does have a suitable dress to go to the ball.” When her two mice friends named “Jacques and Gus”, made her a dress her stepsisters ripped it apart.
Snow White was know for being the fairest and most beautiful for her pale complexion. Also, Cinderella was fair-skinned unlike the antagonists or her stepsisters in the film as they are dark-skinned. All three princesses are similar as each fell in love at first sight with their princes. They also had to be saved by their prince charming. Snow White had to be saved from biting into the poisoned apple and would only be saved through a kiss from a prince.
She reminds the reader that in the movie Brave, Merida did not want to conform to the typical princess stereotype, but instead wanted to be fearless and adventurous. When Merida becomes reimagined by Disney Princess line, she now wears a body-hugging dress, has tame hair, and a full face of makeup-everything that Merida was against. The author states that, “Instead of celebrating the fiery spirit…Disney chose to do the opposite” (Bartyzel 469). Disney doesn’t embrace Merida’s free spirit but smothers it and displays her as another submissive princess. The author also gives other examples of Disney princesses that have been transformed to fit the typical princess
The story is about a young girl named Cinderella whose widowed father remarries but soon dies, leaving his daughter with the evil stepmother and her two daughters. The stepmother prefers her own daughters over Cinderella and has her perform all of the house chores. While Cinderella is kind, patient, and sweet, her stepsisters are cruel and selfish. Meanwhile, across the kingdom the King decides that his son the Prince should find a suitable bride and marry and so invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy ball. Cinderella has no appropriate dress for the ball so her friends the mice namely Jaques and Gus, and the birds help her in making one, but the evil stepsisters tear apart the dress on the evening of the ball.
The Prince in, “The Little Glass Slipper”, is only able to recognize Cinderella when she is in her aristocratic outfit, showing that material possessions are the key to the higher social classes. The Prince during the beginning of the ball sprints out to this “new princess” with such beauties leading to a sweep of silence over the ballroom as she walked in, leading to the the desisting of dancing and “violins [ceasing] to play” due to the fact that everyones eyes became fixated on the “unknown new-comer” (3). Perrault has the Prince at first sight see this aristocratic Princess, but underneath she has more to hide. An average man would think that he would be able to remember the “finest princess ever seen with with mortal eyes” (4), but Cinderella 's material possessions have him tricked. On top Cinderella is a beautiful princess, but underneath all of her material possessions lie her actual proletariat self.
Many years ago, the colors were opposite. Pink was a boy color and blue was a girl color, hence the color of Cinderella's dress. The author tells us that in the book “The Paper Bag Princess,” a princess goes to rescue her prince charming and he rejects her because while saving him, her dress gets ruined as well as her hair. He rejects her and tells her to dress how she should, but she just runs off to live a happy life alone. The author also tells us that even thought she doesn't want her daughter believing in all of these fairytales and princess stories, she still hopes that she finds her prince charming and has children with him and won't mind taking care of them or doing the dishes.
It’s made obvious that they have no chance with the prince because of their looks. They are portrayed as heavier than Cinderella, who is extremely slender. This is a serious problem because they are the first Disney women who are of a normal weight and they are portrayed as ugly. Cinderella only gets the man because she is skinny and “beautiful” Disney doesn’t only portray women as objects. They also portray them as weak and unable to lead without a man.
This is another example, in my opinion, of how the artist places the setting in a more modern day scene. This aids in the audience empathising and understanding the story and it’s characters more. Cinderella is also seen wearing four costume dresses in the book; one pink, one blue, one white and gold along with her white wedding dress. Her pastel pink dress makes the cover yet her blue dress doesn’t. I think this was used as a way of differing the book with Disney’s version and setting it apart.