The princess can be woken from her death sleep by true love's kiss ✨
Day 22 of 31 - Maleficent from the Live Action Movie
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It’s “Disney thoughts session” time again!
I think by now we’ve all heard the Keira Knightley/Kristen Bell controversy and their views on Disney Princesses but I want to take this time to focus on Ariel.
@disney I hope you never forget what you did when you introduced Ariel to us almost 30 years ago. You’ve created one of the most expressive, beautiful, and genuine princesses ever to grace the screen.
She has her strengths along with her flaws, like actual people.
Here’s what I feel we should all remember:
1. Ariel fell in love with the human world before she fell in love with Eric. The entire song of Part of Your World conveys to us her deep longing to be part of the human experience, something we take for granted.
2. You’re looking at the first Disney princess to ever actively and directly save her prince. In fact she saves his life twice in the film.
3. Ariel is a go getter, nothing but pro-active. Feminism is all about women using their agency to make a decision that they want, right? Ariel has the courage to pursue HER dream: not her father’s, but her own.
I feel that people like to take certain plot points and just exaggerate them into full blown messages. For instance the “she gave her voice up for a man” That’s a pretty selective way to view that 😑 It is established that her voice is a non-negotiable price for legs. No voice = no legs = no progression of the story.
Besides, being mute, allows us to see that Eric loves her with or without her voice. Thus proving that love can overcome these sort of “barriers”.
I invite people to watch The Little Mermaid again and put aside these modern issues learnt over the years. You’ll get to see a character who smiles and cries, who gets angry and also jumps for joy, who argues with her father but tells him she loves him, who is fearless in the pursuit of her dreams but also humbled in this world she wants to make her new home. Is she perfect? No. No one is. That doesn’t make her any less kind, loving, or admirable. Ariel’s story is one of bravery to pursue even the most impossible of dreams, and to face the wide world, not with fear, but with your head held high!