Interactionism In The Little Mermaid

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The central idea of Symbolic interactionism is symbols are the key to understanding how we view the world and communicate with one another (page 13). In The Little Mermaid, the human artifacts that Ariel collects are symbols of how she views their world. Scuttle is symbol of how she communicates with the world above her. The Disney movie also helps children establish an explanation about relationships. This guides kids to discover how society defines relationships. In the beginning, the movie Prince Eric has a statue of himself. He has armor on, a sword, and a shield. These items are in our society it is linked to strength, romance, and chivalry. Resocialization is the process of learning new norms, values, attitudes and behaviors (page 88).
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