The play images how children living in Copenhagen, Denmark at the time of the book of Andersen’s made-up would have told the little mermaid fairy tales. In Andersen’s story young mermaid thrilled by the human world and the human idea of a forever-living souls sets out to get a soul for herself. Her method doing so is to win the love of a human prince will share his soul with her upon marriage. The human prince wanted to marry the little mermaid, but the little mermaid is left with a difficulty of killing the prince to save herself or dying. Kenny’s transformation Andersen’s make up story to remove the Christian search for a soul to focus instead on the love for the prince, the soul becoming a secondary prize.
The original Rapunzel is completely different than the one we know. It is a darker story where her parents are poor and so they give her away to a sorceress and she is locked up in a tower at the age of twelve. The reason they have to give her away is because the father stole a herd named rapunzel. Although, it is similar in a way to both the film and book since they are looking for the herb. In the story, they never mention the parents again.
The two marry in secret and plan to live a happy life together before a deadly fight breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets and the lovers are separated. The heartbreaking story consists of risky decisions and bad timing. Romeo’s own impulsive nature, demonstrated when he kills Juliet’s kinsman, breaks Verona’s law of banishment, and suicidal act, all contribute to the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo allows his thirst for revenge to cloud his logical reasoning when he kills Tybalt who has just murdered Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio defends Romeo against Tybalt’s insults with comebacks and later his sword.
As you read, reflect upon the way fairy tales made you feel and act as a child. Fairy tales, in reality, implant unrealistic expectations and stereotypes into children’s minds. Let’s first take a look at the general Disney fairy tale movie storyline. In almost every movie, the men have full control over the women’s lives, resulting in the objectification of female characters. For example, Prince Charming is the one to “help” Cinderella get everything she ever wanted.
Because the King wanted to kill Maleficent, the next best thing was to take her wings. So Stefan cuts off her wings in hopes that this will make him king. To his advantage, it does but then Maleficent turns dark. Her clothes turn to black and she uprose a wall of thorns, shutting the world away. This causes her to place a curse on Aurora - Stefan’s child.
Romeo ended up stabbing Tybalt, who instantly fell. By killing Tybalt, not only did the Capulet family detest Romeo further, but also Romeo got banished from Verona. If Romeo had held himself together long enough to leave the fight scene without fighting Tybalt, he could have had a chance to escape with Juliet. Instead, Romeo made the dreadful mistake of fighting Tybalt, which ultimately led to him getting banished. Romeo could have saved his and Juliet’s future, but he was so desperate that he had to kill
In the early 20th century American style, the princess was shown through a traditional fairy tale and they needs rescuing by the nearby prince. For instance, Cinderella portrayed as a slave at the same time enforced enslavement for the rest of her life. However, her destiny was changed when she married with the prince. Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were tales that drew on traditional legends, powerless of helping themselves and getting out of their own troubles. Thus, according to Michael，the gender perpectives and favouritism can influence particular film’s image and the way to emphasize the impact of each gender of characters in movies.
Disney has taken the well-intended morals out of tales with substance. In return Disney has offered relentless backlash towards the female race, making young girls everywhere self-conscious about what true beauty is. The youth are beginning to question the notion of beauty because they do not fit the stereotype of what they feel Disney is saying a princess is supposed to be. Looking at these tales as a standard of what love is supposed to be and what love should be is taking tolls on relationships. Marriages are failing and Disney is a prime suspect as to why.
Disney is internationally known for its extravagant fairy tales containing romances amongsts princes and princesses. These stories are meant to poke fun at the idea of a damsel in distress awaiting her hero. Although, these tales possess ideals that are intended to come across as playful, there may be an underlying dig towards the female gender. A child’s most critical years of learning stem throughout the first five years of life (1). These first five years are when children begin to understand appropriate behavior, empathy, boundaries, and many other social skills that shall remain with them for the rest of their lives (1).
Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out. Juliet was faced with a horrible dilemma, to abandon her one true love or to face her father’s wrath and live out the rest of her days as a street urchin. In her plight, she turned to the friar that married Romeo and her, who devised a plan to allow them to stay together. He gave Juliet a potion that made her seem dead temporarily, she drank it and was laid in a tomb. Romeo found out about her supposed death before the friar could tell him of his scheme and rushed to her side.