Stereotype In Disney

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Stereotype is an oversimplified idea or image about a certain group of people that is widely accepted by others. It is a “generalization” about a person or a group of person. A stereotype is the association of a person or a social group with a consistent set of traits. This may include both positive and negative traits. Media is criticized for creating stereotypes, but they are usually part of audience is way of thinking about the world anyway. Many stereotypes / stock characters are present in Disney Land. The Disney Company was first created in1923 and was then known as the Disney Brothers studio. Over the decades Disney continued to grow in size and influence. Today they provide children and families with media, entertainment, resorts and…show more content…
Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, and Belle are all searching for their true love and waiting to be saved by a prince charming. Each of these Disney princesses is white, tall and thin, fragile and of course has a small waist. Each princess is beautiful and unrealistically close to perfection. They are also well known for their beautiful singing voices. In fact, cleaning and singing are the only two skills we see in each of these princesses. Each of these princess movies portray an unrealistic sense of beauty Disney always uses the same type of characters. The same scenario repeats itself constantly: a young lady who is or becomes a princess waiting for her dream man to rescue her and marry her. All of the princesses look innocent and show femininity because of their gentleness. Snow White displays many of the gender specific female stereotypes seen in society. and love to young girls. While the men are tough, they are female protectors and…show more content…
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will show you different stereotypical characters: the princess, the prince, the evil enemy and the friends (here the seven dwarfs and the animals). We will see many standard scenes that appear in different Disney animated films. Snow White is just another young princess with red lips, black hair, white skin, skinny body, and a beautiful face. Even the mirror describes her as the girl with “lips red as the rose, hair black as ebony, and skin white as snow”. She is seen doing domestic work around the house, nurturing to the dwarfs and animals, and naive enough to take a bite of the poisonous apple. She is saved by her prince charming. Snow White gives the message to young girls that your duties are cleaning and enjoying it, taking care of others, and waiting for a prince to save
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