Disney Princesses all have heartbreaking moments.
I decided to make this because I felt like it. Disney Princess movies have had a lot of sad moments, and they were important points of the movie. Disney Princesses always go through hardship and heartbreak, and maybe that's why we love them so much and can relate. While I may not write as eloquently as other users on here, I'll try to do my best to explain. Here's my countdown of the top ten.
10. Snow White's terror in the woods.
How would you like being told your stepmother was going to kill you, and then having to run into scary dark woods where branches grab you and logs attack? While the scene was a little silly, it was very sad for Snow White to lose her home and safety.
9. Jasmine finding out Aladdin is "dead".
Jasmine had to live with thinking was partially responsible for Aladdin's beheading, because Jafar had told her he was accused of kidnapping her. How would you like to be responsible for the death of someone you love?
8. Aurora loses the guy she loves.
Poor Aurora, a lot happened to her in one night. She meets a guy, takes a chance and falls in love, only to find out she is princess of a kingdom and can't meet her love ever again! We know it turned out all right for her and she got her handsome stranger in the end (Prince Phillip, you stud!), but thinking you'll never be able to see your true love ever again, even for a day, is a sad thing for as viewers to watch someone go through.
7. Ariel's collection is destroyed.
Sometimes, the saddest thing to have is daddy issues. And I'd say Ariel's got that to the extreme. Her collection of human things represents her hopes and dreams, and to have that destroyed by her own father was a sad thing for us as viewers to watch, because we all know what its like for dreams to get crushed.
6. Cinderella's dress getting destroyed by her stepsisters.
Cinderella had one shot that night to go to the ball, only to have her dreams destroyed by her jealous stepsisters. How heartwrenching is it to watch this poor girl, who's been abused all her life, have her one night of redemption get destroyed? Very hard indeed.
5. Mulan's honor is shattered.
Mulan had been a misfit all her life, never doing enough to bring honor to her family. Here, her chance at redeeming herself is crushed by one thing she cannot change- her gender.
4. Belle giving up her freedom to save her father.
Belle is known for her longing for adventure an excitment. She gives this up to save her father from being a prisoner of the Beast's forever, and probably eventually dying. While this is a selfless act, it causes her to lose her freedom and subsequently the life she's always dreamed of.
3. Ariel loses Eric.
Ariel worked so hard to get Eric under a time constraint and managed to get so close to finally having him. But when Eric falls for Vanessa (Ursula in disguise), Ariel is doomed to a life as Ursula's little seaweed creature, and loses everything she has worked for. She worked so hard to be human only to find out what she's tried so hard for is now going to be taken away by Eric falling for the wrong girl, and can't even use her voice to speak up for herself- it's been stolen by the same girl who's stolen Eric.
2. The Beast Dies.
First the Beast lets Belle go, then he dies because of Belle showing him to the town through the mirror to protect her father. Belle feels she is responsible for the Beast's death, who she also realizes she loves. To lose someone who has sacrificed so much for you is a terrible thing to go to, and I admit I cry like a baby whenever I watch this scene.
1. John Smith leaves.
Pocahontas and John fell in love and worked hard for their people to get along and achieved this, only to have John get shot in the end. This means John has to leave, and Pocahontas and John can't be together. This is the only disney princess sad moment that doesn't turn out happy in the end, leaving anyone who watches it depressed right after, amidst the swirling leaves and dramatic music. (hey, at least we still get a dramatic steamy makeout kiss to help ease the sting.)