Almost all kids grow up watching innocent little fairytales by the production company Walt Disney. But what is Disney really conveying about women in these movies? "Collectively, the critics—many of them feminists—believed that [Disney] films set up false expectations of womanhood, as each female protagonist takes little action and relies upon her own beauty … in pursuing her primary objective of finding and marrying her ‘Prince Charming.’" For many years Disney has highlighted the oppressive ideology of gender roles and sexism through movies like Mulan and Cinderella. The fairytale Cinderella is filled with the with sexist innuendos that highlight gender stereotypes. The movie may seem like an innocent story about about a helpless girl who meets a prince and falls in love.
In fact, Shrek is not only an ogre, but a green ogre. The many struggles that faced Fiona and Shrek explains how race is an issue for him. His situation with Fiona is an example of interracial marriage and the plot as a whole shows how stigmatic society is. Fiona kept insisting in Shrek II that they should not judge Shrek by his appearance. In fact, prior to 1967 interracial marriage as well as interracial sexual relationships were banned and highly restricted in many countries such as Germany, South Africa and the United States.
In this movie the main character Shrek, a grumpy and lonely ogre has his land taken over by Lord Farquaad to be used as a fairytale creature refugee. To get his land back, he goes on a journey to rescue a trapped princess named Fiona for Lord Farquaad. Along doing so, Shrek faces several challenges which transformed Shrek. By the end, Shrek is no longer grumpy and lonely but has family and friends. He also falls in love with Fiona which proves to be a challenge.
In “The Princess and the Frog” the gender roles are presented to us as equal, even reverse at times. Tiana, the main protagonist of the movie, is a young woman pursuing her dream of running a largely successful restaurant. Throughout the movie, Tiana repeatedly rejects the idea of needing a man, or anyone for the matter. She believes solely in hard work and determination. As a child, when reading the story
During the musical, Shrek talks about how his life resembles an onion with many layers beyond his harsh exterior. Donkey furthers this metaphor by telling Shrek that he is hiding behind his scary and ugly face just because he is afraid to let people into his heart. He is afraid to show emotion and feelings to Fiona because he is hiding behind his onion layers. Donkey explained that Shrek’s layers were more like a parfait because each layer is beautiful and worth exploring. Shrek had always put up his layers acted as if he were an onion, stinky and unwanted.
“Have courage and be kind”, that is a stressed theme in the movie “Cinderella”, it is Ella’s mother dying words. Throughout the whole movie we see Ella always being a positive person no matter how unhappy the situation is or how unkind her stepmother and step-sisters are, the reason behind this being because she wants to keep a promise to her mother and always tries to find the good side in the negative situations. In the little golden book version the theme presented is; hard work and respect will pay off in your future The death aspect of this story has a lot of similarities due to the fact that a lot of the deaths stay consistent including the mother, the
Shrek the Musical is a Broadway musical comedy that is created by DreamWorks Theatricals in 2008. It is adapted from Shrek, a 2001 DreamWorks Animation movie, as well as a 1990 children’s literature Shrek! written by William Steig. The original musical is directed by Jason Moore with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. After watching the recording version of Shrek the Musical, I consider that it is a successful production if the purpose of this musical is to amuse audiences and bring them an enduring audio-visual feast.
Although there are some similarities there are also some differences between each characters’ version. In the Grimm’s version, Rumpelstilskin has an obscure reputation, while in Shrek’s version, Rumpel is presented as a well know reputable salesman. Another difference between them, is the way they made their agreements. In Shrek version’s Rumpel and Shrek sign a contract meaning that they had made a physical agreement and it would be hard to change the agreement, unlike the Grimm’s version where the miller’s daughter and Rumpel made a verbal agreement, meaning that facts or details could be changed
The character, Shrek in the movie “Shrek the Third” is low in extroversion. A person that is low in this trait is believed to have a very poor interpersonal skills and less likely to involve in social occasions. Although he did try to interact with the people around especially those who do not know him, but he failed. This is because most of the time he cracked a joke that was not appropriate with the occasion and probably his physical appearance is also another factor that failed him. Having this personality trait, Shrek prefer to spend more time alone and desire less social stimulation.
Nonetheless, the makeover films lessen the conflict of social class and women’s inequality in the original theatre version and stress magnificent scenes and costumes to attract audiences, which make Eliza lose herself and become a kind of Cinderella. First of all, Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (1964), and Cinderella’s have similar plots because Eliza and Cinderella have similar life experience. They have poor life situations and stay in the lower class in the society. Eliza is a street flower seller and a working-class. Eliza’s mother is dead and her father does not care about her.