Fairy tales act as almost a role model for them. Children want to lead the same lives they see in their favorite fairy tales. They start to believe they have to act according to the gender standards they see in these movies. Girls grow up feeling as if they are inferior to men and that they need to follow the typical gender conventions for a girl. This
Moreover on the opposite side, young boys may grow up believing that they can not exhibit such emotions, because in those same fairy tales the prince was always seen as being brave or being a hero for saving the princess. These ideas portrayed in fairy tales will only keep us in the cycle that we are in now, where women are not seen as being equal to men, because women lack the strength, both physically and mentally, that men have. Fairy tales also tend to limit the emotions that humans feel. They often conclude with the princess and prince living happily ever after and that is it. It is understandable because they are catered to children, but because children are observational learners it is important that stories represent real life by not limiting emotions.
The idea of the movie is not only to inform the viewer of Harry Porter’s dilemma but also to convince the viewer that there is more to him than just an orphan with nothing left to live for. In the Harry Potter movies, the concepts of friendship, determination, treachery, and good over evil are still well-known with new casts bringing new ideas and twists to the plot. The main character Harry Potter was played by Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson was Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint was Ron Weasley. They form a great trio of friendship in these movies. The performance of every character in the movies was marvelous.
Harry however, was able to survive because his mother gave her life to protect Harry, which in turn created a shield, so that Harry could not be harmed. Harry was then given to the Dursleys, his only living relatives, and was brought up in their abusive household. When Harry found out he was a wizard, he immediately left to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There, he astounded everyone with his magical capabilities. As the years went on and Harry realized how serious things had gotten between him and Voldemort, he heavily relied on friends and teachers, and also on his wizarding ability, and his vast knowledge of spells.
The characters of the film look exactly like in the Disney's Sleeping Beauty, but they are all alive, not cartoonish. Moreover, some scenes copy the entire cartoon. Only in the new version it turns out that the king may be the greatest villain in the whole kingdom, and a handsome prince is a cute but useless guy. That is why it is better for the girls who are in trouble to rely on themselves. In a word, in comparison with what the “Sleeping Beauty” shows us, the “Maleficent” turns out to be a real feminist manifesto.
The background’s music is composed by veteran franchise composer John Williams. Williams is not only an excellent choice for the movie, but also his themes for the wizardry world make you live the moment. The volume of the music into the background is perfect. Also, the beats, when there is an exciting scene about to happens, are very interesting. For example, in the Quidditch game scene, when Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) was trying to catch the golden ball to win the game, the music was on point because it made us get interested whether Harry (Radcliffe) will catch the ball or not.
J. K. Rowling grows in her skills as a writer during the Harry Potter book series. All of the books carry the same basic plot order with few exceptions, but the reason the writing gets better as the books go on is the character development and characterization with symbolism. In the first two books, the focus is on magic and world building whereas the third is about filling in details about the past; specifically about Harry’s father and his friends. Harry’s father, James, and his friends are Animagi and Rowling is careful to pick animals that represent their personalities and roles in the story. Remus Lupin arguably turns into the most dangerous animal out of all his friends especially since he can not control it, but to the audience he is meant to be seen as a character to feel pity and sympathy for.
The most common fairy tales promote the love at first sight idea alongwith the “Prince Charming” belief. These expactations are not only false, but also make children who believe these perceptions disappointed in their later lives. Especially little girls believe that they will find a man that will love them back instantly and without obstacles and challenges, they will live happily ever after. Not only these ideas are only false, but also dangerous because they make room for themselves in children’s brain and later in life, when they become adults, it makes them disappointed and depressed when they can not find “fairy tale
This shows how true love does not necessarily have to come from a romantic relationship between men and women, but could also be in the form of familial love. I think this message is very important to teach children that they already have true love from their parents or guardian and they do not have to seek for it. Next, another change of plot is made through the addition of Maleficent’s brief childhood love with Stefan. This change of plot helps the audience to feel sympathy for Maleficent and see her as a strong woman who tries to defend herself from King Stefan’s evil doings. Although she put her curse on Princess Aurora for revenge, she wants to redeem herself by trying to revoke the curse when Aurora is 16 years old.
Do Fairy Tales Affect the Behaviour of Children? Introduction One of the main reasons to why we have always been engaged to fairy tales is because of their assurance. They provide contrary worlds to our actual and existing world, making sure that justice is always prevailed (Scargill 2012). Righteousness is always awarded and immortality is constantly punished in these tales (Zipes 2012). ’Once upon a time’ is a popular phrase that children from all over the globe are familiar with (Benediktsdóttir 2014).