Eventually I will make a list ranking all the princesses, but for now, here are my 3 absolute favorites, what makes them different and why I love them so much!
Obviously Jasmine stands out from all the other princesses for her unique and sassy personality, but this is just one of many reasons I like her. She has no interest in the rich princes that attempt to court her, she knows who she is and she doesn't need a man to complete her.
She looks past the fact that Aladdin is a poor misfit (with bad hygiene, let’s be honest) and loves him for who he is, much like Belle learns to love the beast. Jasmine also strikes me as the smartest of the princesses. She quickly figures out who “Prince Ali” really is, and when captured by Jafar, she is charming and resourceful when she attempts to help Aladdin. Of all the princesses, I believe Jasmine has the strongest sense of self – she seems to be very confident and know exactly who she is, and while I may not exactly be able to relate to this, it is definitely something I respect and admire.
Elsa’s character arc is so different than all the other princesses. She is called a monster, captured and vilified. Unlike many who make a single heroic decision, every day of her life, Elsa condemns herself to a miserable existence to protect others, eventually going as far as running away to never return. She, like Rapunzel, makes what I believe to be the ultimate sacrifice: living unhappily for the rest of her life to protect her loved ones. Her powers, which could easily corrupt her, don’t, because of her strong character. She is the only princess not to have a prince, which I actually love because it shows that getting the guy is not synonymous with a happy ending. She is also a queen, so the responsibly of ruling the kingdom rests squarely on her shoulders, unlike the others. Elsa strikes me as the most grown up and mature of the Disney princesses (and not that it’s too important, but she has my favorite singing voice). I absolutely love Elsa and she is such a great addition to the Disney princesses!
Rapunzel is my favorite Disney princesses, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Her movie and her love story are my favorites. I love her personality, she is so bubbly and fun, and I am glued to the screen whenever she is on it. I think her and Flynn are unique from other couples and characters because they provide so much of the humor in the story, whereas other stories tend to rely on supporting characters. I find Rapunzel’s personal relationship with the villain very intriguing as well, and her singing voice is beautiful. She is just such a happy, kind and genuine character, and I can relate to her and enjoy watching her. Unlike many of the other princesses, I stand behind Rapunzel’s decisions throughout the film 100%. I never I find myself questioning or apposing her decisions or seeing an obvious, different way she could have gone about doing something. Rapunzel is not only relatable and well-rounded, but also a great role model for girls, and fun and intriguing character. I can’t say enough good things about her, I absolutely love Rapunzel!
I will make a list of all the princesses eventually, but I wanted to write in depth about the ones I really, really love! Hope you enjoyed the article and thanks for reading!!