Or not. Katherine the main character, is labeled as a shrew by the whole town for the fact that she would rather speak her mind then be put down by others. Grade A comedy. If the roles were to be reversed and Katherine was the one to tame Petruchio this would no longer be a comedy of this era but a controversial portrayal of women being superior to men in a way. *Gasps* Who would do such a thing?
We are also aware that Hamlet has trouble with his own happiness and this probably reflects on the way we feels towards people mostly women. Hamlet thinks that the reason real love does not exist is because of the female gender. Hamlet blames both his mother Gertrude and Ophelia for portraying men as monsters. Hamlet does not value Ophelia 's feelings he belittles her. In Hamlets defense this is the way he was brought up to treat women, during that time this was a common way to treat a women.
For example, because Cinderella is beautiful she is also nice whilst her step sisters are evil and therefore ugly. This results in readers who do not conform to these beauty standards feeling ugly and insecure. Self- image, to some degree is shaped by exposure to images found in books, movies, etc. Moreover, it is clear that children, if they are to develop a positive self-image, need to see themselves in texts (Hurley
It also proves the ugly way that Stanley talks to his friends which hopefully they realize they shouldn't let him talk to them that way. Stanley is antithetical to Mitch. He is antithetical to Mitch by how the way they both treat women in their own way. Stanley could care less for women and abuses them while Mitch on the other hand is a gentleman and is sweet to women. They both act differently because Stanley just wants to be the head of everything and will take down whoever gets in his way while Mitch is looking for love and his significant other.
Baptista tries to make Katherine happy but because she portrays a foul-tempered, evil women, it becomes hard to do. Baptista tells Katherine to stay outside but in return Katherine says with her sharp tongue, “Why, and I trust I may go too, may I not? What, shall I be appointed hours, as though belike I knew not what to take and what to leave? Ha!” (Taming of the Shrew 1.1.102-104). Instead of politely obeying what her father told her to do, she does not listen to him and she thinks he treats her like a child.
Next, Lawrence says “Hester Prynne is the great nemesis of women,” (Lawrence). In this statement, Lawrence reveals that his target of mockery was solely Prynne in the previous quote; he does not think all women are on a promiscuous agenda. However, he holds the opinion that Hester Prynne gives a false ideology and leads women to believe that their objective in life is to please men. His diction such as the word “nemesis” further contribute to Lawrence’s negative opinion of Hester
On the other hand, Orenstein contradicts herself and discredits herself she starts talking about how she angry she was about simple things that just triggered her. She begins to to rant about how the companies use children and mold them to their will in order to make money. She uses stories about how “When Mulan does appear, she typically is in the kimonolike hanfu, which makes her miserable”(328). She criticizes how the Disney has warped kids into only wanting what has become gender specific and shows that is they want the princesses to give off a certain princess look which is more frail and weak instead of mulan 's battle gear they show her in a dress that never made her feel like herself. Furthermore, Orenstein continues to complain about how even in the shows where the girls are supposed to be more of a tomboy, they find ways to bring in the princess culture.
With that say, the quotes provided stronger evidence that Disney movies influence how children with their negative messages. For example, how the realtor tells Tiana that she should stay where she is and diminish her as a competitive entrepreneur. As supporting evidence the quote served to prove that Tiana was not capable of running her own business because she is a woman. At the same time, I added additional content to involve the reader emotionally by differently the behavior between social classes. The purpose of this adjustment was to persuade the readers to analyze the social statues that Disney is creating stereotypes.
For example, “ what we often don’t talk about when discussing Disney’s representation of men is the converse of Disney’s damsel in distress trope. Disney’s men often claim the spotlight even when the story being told is not theirs. Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty are all movies titled after their female characters and yet it is men who are thrust into the role of heroes” (Leek). In Disney shows also shown in the documentary “ Mickey Mouse Monopoly” the females usually always use their bodies to seduce the men to do what they want them to do or distract them. This depiction of females is very wrong due to the fact that younger kids watching these shows look up to these characters as a figure that they should be when they grow up.
The figure of Ariel has captivated many young and old viewers since its 1989 release. Ariel from The Little Mermaid is one of the first creature from folklore to be cast as a Disney Princess. Ariel is independent and thrives of the adventures she goes on. This adventurous spirit is contrary to the behavior required of a princess. Her obsession with the foreign human world is source of conflict with her father, King Triton.
The women in his life influence him into a state of misogyny. He did not innately hate all women, but slowly as he reserved rejection after rejection he snapped. Hamlet’s relationships differed between Gertrude and Ophelia, but both had the same goal of Hamlet having someone to love and care about him. With the goal of compassion being accomplished, he spiralled in a growing hatred of the female population. Hamlet’s misogyny is not the result sexual repression , but rather his environment and the interactions with women.