Cinderell Gender Roles In Disney's Princess Stories

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Gender roles are a perceived set of behavioural norms usually associated with males and females in a given social group or system. They allow individuals to refer to certain attitudes or behaviours that class a person’s stereotypical identity. Cinderella is a well known Disney character that had gone through some things in her life that certain people can relate to. Disney portrays women through several “princess” stories. There are similarities in the princess stories that Disney has created. Although with the story of Cinderella, they seem to portray women in a certain way.

With Cinderella’s unfortunate life circumstances, she became like a servant in the home doing everything for her step-mother and step-sisters, making it seem okay for

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