Hi guys, I am currently watching a scene from The Swan Lake ballet. I actually notice a number of similarities between the popular ballet and Disney's retelling of The Little Mermaid. Since some Ballet Company has tragic endings, I will also cover on the original Hans Christian Anderson's novel in this article!
Both stories revolve around 2 young heroines and how they meet their fate, Odette is actually a young girl who was suddenly turn into a swan upon meeting Rothbart, the evil sorcerer. Now upon seeing this, it reminded me of when Ursula turns Ariel a human after she storms out...
The classic princesses are the heroines of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. This 3 movies were made between 1937 and 1959, and they are the only "official" princesses made by Walt Disney.
In the recent years we have seen an evolution on the female characters after them, but are they really as bad as they seem? They aren´t.
The 3 movies were made when women had less rights than men, and it was obviously a different mentality, but that doesn´t mean the characters itsef are sexist, they just live in sexist societies.
Snow White: Many people criticize Snow White for being...