Escape From Wonderland Analysis

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Ross, D. (2004). Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination. Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination, 18(1), 53-66. Print.
Deborah Ross examines The Little Mermaid along with other Disney films and how it supports nostalgic imaginative thinking to its female viewers because it encourages their older self to grow into a submissive and obeying wives and daughters, without respecting their need for self-identity. She questions the messages of the films and how it forms the motives of the main female character herself, and whether she really possesses this motive or if it was simply created to obtain to her male counterparts. Ross argues that this filmmaking style creates false and unrealistic fantasies for its
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Although this could relate to constructive topics of trans-genderism, Disney instead turns this into a conflict of female submissiveness by dominant powers, as her femininity is stereotyped in her expression of value to physical appearance, fear, and the affection she displayed towards the prince throughout the film. She is also reduced to her gender by her rapidity in falling in love with the prince, and fails to implicate logic when doing so. Evaluation of how this demonization by Ariel’s environment will prove that sexism is at play during this film because it is created in a way that supports rather than challenges it. The evaluation of other Disney films will indubitably show that this is a common theme within Disney works, as they each perpetuate a problematic, feminist issue in the way that standardizes each of the characters based on their appearance, gender, race, …show more content…
However, she is met with trouble when her father, King Triton, is angered by this desire to leave her home for an unknown world, while the evil Ursula pines away for revenge. In exchange for temporary human life, Ariel gives her voice to Ursula where she then uses when disguised as a beautiful woman to enchant the prince, who has been looking for the girl whose voice he heard the night he almost died. After a chaotic and heroic exposition, she eventually leaves the sea kingdom for land life and marries the prince after exposing Ursula as a poser, and gives up her tails for

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