In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329). Therefore, she thinks princesses teach false lessons on morals, speculating less attractive girls will be bullied. Although Orenstein takes a second wave feminist approach, Poniewozik has a third wave feminism viewpoint, which states women can perform female and male tasks. Poniewozik describes various new princess movies that have a third wave feminism approach, for example in The Prince & Me, Paige chooses her career of becoming a doctor over the prince (324). However, in the sequel, she marries the prince and continues working as a doctor.
Polonius Vs. Zazu When comparing and contrasting William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Disney’s The Lion King the characters have similiar levels of comparison. Both Hamlet and the Lion King are stories centered around the following elements; truth, deception, revenge, romance, and the circle of life. The characters in both of the stories are constantly working to find their place in the circle of life throughout the story. Two characters of similiar roles, Hamlet’s Polonius and The Lion King’s Zazu are similiar in their loyalty and vanity, however, Zazu is not manipulative. Loyalty is defined as a strong feeling of support or allegiance; both characters, Polonius and Zazu, clearly show this trait throughout the stories.
Making Disney Villains seem queer might sound very offensive towards homosexuals, in particular gay men, and it seems as if Disney is trying to create a metaphorical message that villains dress and act like stereotypical gay men. However, given the fact that the numbers of animators, creators and voice actors themselves are queer and take part in the creation of the film, such metaphors (e.g. “villain = queer”) might not be as what they seem, seeing how the homosexual audience’s reception of the films are, and how Disney influences their own lives. For example, every first Saturday in June, there is an event called the “Gay Days at Walt Disney World.” It started in 1991, and since then, every year, lesbians and gays gather in WDW to enjoy
Many compare the mere Disney movie The Lion King with the great shakespearean work Hamlet. It is commonly believed that The Lion King portrays itself as a remake of Hamlet. From an quick overlook of the two works, I cannot help but agree that they do in fact hold similarities. The common misconception that The Lion King was a remake of Hamlet typically derives from the identical plot found between both works. Although that may be true, it must be remembered that there is more to a story than the plot.
She is a playful, energetic, and feisty young lion cub, who is voiced by an African American woman. This choice of voice could be seen as racially biased because African American women are known as being feistier and outspoken then white women are depicted. The movie then jumps ahead a couple years to when Nala is older and more mature. Her voice changes to a more standard American accent. Also, this change in voice could be seen as racially biased because Nala is now older, more mature, and more proper.
This case can be seen in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis as the opposition between male and female characters. The writer finds that Lewis implies the patriarchal binary thought through the characters of Aslan and The White Witch. The writer presents them as Good and Evil. All of good things can be seen in Aslan characteristics and he has appearance as a large and talking lion, he also has shining golden fur and magical power. In the other hand, The White Witch represents the “Evil”.
Margaret Lazarus’ essay All’s Not well in Land of the Lion King details her opinion in the classic Disney movie. She states how she believes the movie is racist, sexist, and anti-gay. While it’s not difficult to see where she’s coming from, most of her points are far-fetched at best. Another major point Lazarus tried to make clear in her essay is that The Lion King is sexist. Her main concern was that the obviously very strong lionesses were not able to fight back against Scar and the hyenas.
That exceeded heroic extent may result to the field of anime the own downfall of the hero. On the contrary, the field of Disney films showed that exceeded heroic extent even brings a better completion of the mission. Anime and Disney films have different heroic archetypes used because of the way of execution of Heroism by the hero. The warrior heroic archetype leans to Anime because heroism is violently executed by the hero in order to attain their goals or accomplish their missions and it is based from the fact that Anime was made with the intent of satisfying the sexual and violent craving of adults which is far from being Disney. This is evident in Japan which was once ruled by warriors and until now, people in high hierarchy consider being a warrior for their self defense and dominance.
This essay will discuss the ways in which Angela Carter employs fashion as a thematic device that deconstructs rigid perceptions of gender roles in the short stories ‘The Bloody Chamber’ and ‘The Tiger’s Bride’ with regard to Entwistle’s statement. Halpin writes, “The women of The Bloody Chamber are not simple or idealized feminist restorations. Instead, each is crafted from a dark and intricate human framework (the same from which Carter creates her male characters) that allows them to transcend conventional gender roles. Across the collection, both female and male characters have been depicted as cruel or kind, passive or possessive, victimized or villainous.” (2015:1). Before embarking on an analysis it should be noted that there is
Similar to Phebe’s situation, he also experiences different sexualities through Rosalind’s changing gender performances. At first the young girl, then the pretty youth enamour Orlando both under the name of Rosalind. It again can be seen as a suggestion of homoerotic love, however, considering Butler’s “gender is performative” theory, it does not go beyond appearance. No matter how man-like she looks, she still acts feminine at the core, since at this point she is a female, acting like a male, acting like a female. Even though out of her “Rosalind” love game she assumes the role of Ganymede with Orlando, in their game, she is still Rosalind, a female.
The main soundtrack “Edward Scissorhands” gives an indication of mystery and thrill, whilst another soundtrack “Ice Dance” features more of a romantic and innocent side of the movie. Edward’s dark and gloomy presence symbolises his different individuality contrasted from the society of orderly shapes and colourful environment. At the beginning of the movie, Peg the Avon Lady, who takes care of Edward says: “blending is the secret” and puts different tones of skin colours on Edward in an attempt to make him fit into the