I wrote this same article a while back, but looking back on it, it really doesn't give Aurora the recognition she deserves! I've really been in a writing article mood, so I thought why not update it! So yeah, I hope you enjoy this article! :)
One thing I really love about Aurora is how tricky she can be. We first see this with her aunts when Aurora knows that they're talking about her (shown by the suspicious smile on her face), but she pretends she doesn't suspect anything. She even says, "and what are you dears up to?" to strike a little fear in them. We also see this with the animals, which has always been my favorite scene with her. Not only does it display her trickery, but it shows her dreaminess and the dream world that she's made up in her mind which I absolutely love. I love how she gets so enthralled in her dreams; it's as if part of her actually believe they're true. She tricks the animals into believing that she has a dream prince, which I find quite witty. I really love this side to her, and not too many other Disney Princesses share this trait.
Another thing I love about Aurora is how much I relate to her personally. I can relate to her flaws; her indecisiveness, shown by her not making her mind about when she wants to see Phillip again, her slightly pessimistic view on life, yet it isn't too prominent, and her passiveness. I love how she wants to ask her aunts for more freedom, but has a tough time actually doing it. She doesn't like confrontations and would rather go with the flow of things than rebel, which I can definitely relate to. I also of course relate to her dreaminess. It's always confused me when people make Aurora out to be some unattainable being that's too perfect for anyone to relate to, since I think she's one of the easiest to relate to princesses, well, for me at least.
I also love how playful Aurora can be. Despite being the most elegant of the Disney Princesses, she still knows how to have fun and has an amazing balance of seriousness and lightheartedness. I love how comfortable she is around her aunts and the animals, but around strangers she can be a bit awkward and shy. Aurora's balance isn't only displayed in her seriousness/playfulness, but also shown through her thinking, yet feeling way of life. I love how she thinks things through, like in the song "I Wonder" and how she thinks to meet Phillip at her home, but also how she makes mistakes and goes dancing with a stranger and listens to her heart sometimes instead of the fact that she knows she shouldn't speak to strangers. It makes her realistic and shows that she can be impulsive at times.
Aurora's selflessness is also an amazing quality that she possesses. Aurora is one of the only princesses who doesn't only think about herself and doesn't rebel against authority, which I really like since it brings some diversity to the lineup. Not all people are like Ariel or Merida (who aren't bad characters by any means), so it's really nice to have a more reserved princess who is okay with putting her personal desires aside for the greater good of others. Aurora does cry about becoming a princess, but what most people forget is that she just found out her entire life was a lie! All she's ever known was her quaint life with her three aunts, so the news must have been extremely overwhelming.
So, those are more or less the reasons I love Aurora! Aurora is such an amazing character who I relate to, respect, and the princess who will forever hold a special place in my heart. I absolutely love her endearing personality and just find her to be an absolute joy to watch. I hope you enjoyed this article, and thank you so much for reading! <3