Aladdin/the Little Mermaid Compare/Contrast

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Thao Xiong
English 130-02
Dr. Lynn Houston
Aladdin/The Little Mermaid.
In all of the movies that we had watched in class, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid has the best relationship between comparing and contrasting. In both of the movies, there is one daughter in each movie who rebelled to find their true love. In The Little Mermaid, Ariel rebelled and went to the surface to search for her prince, but in Aladdin, Jasmine rebelled the law by not accepting the prince who came to see if she's the right girl for them. Not only the daughters whom rebelled, but, the main villain in each of the movies also share a similarity for how they hunger for power. Although the villain may grew into a giant monster, they were too obsessed with their power that they didn't realize what kind situation they were in. One of the similarity in both of the movie is rebellion. Rebellion is defined as a "resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition"(Dictionary). In the movie Aladdin, Jasmine rebelled her father by not accepting the princes who came to her father's castle who came see if she's good enough to be a wife. She rejects the princes who came to her father's castle because she wants to marry somebody that she loves instead of arrange marriage. In the other movie, The Little Mermaid, Ariel rebelled her father because of her selfishness. She is deceived by the human world and fell in love with a human. She rebels her father by disrespecting her father's love that she doesn't see and "risks her freedom, her royal identity and her life in exchange for the slim chance at fulfilling her desires"(kbonikowsky, 2008). She sacrifices her voice to change her fins into human legs so that she'll get a chance to walk in the human world and find her love. The difference in their rebellion is that Jasmine is defying authority, control and tradition. The Authoritarian are the one who makes the law. Her father is the one who is controlling her and in her tradition,...
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