Disney Princess With Gender Stereotypes

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1.1 Introduction
Walt Disney has presented fairytales for thousands of children to love and enjoy, but most importantly to learn from. However, several individuals claim that the fairytales are nonsense and do not present real life situations to children. Nor do the films depict an appropriate representation of women and men. Especially when the majority of the films present Disney princess with gender stereotypes that deal primarily with body image and social behavior. It is also claimed that children are co-opted by a money hungry corporation. On logistical and economic terms, this can be deemed as true. The purpose of creating these fictional characters was originally to bring joy and happiness to the entire family. Children are still growing up and getting to know the real world and one way for them to understand is by teaching through fictitious scenarios. While majority of his work comes from Walt Disney’s magical imagination, several of his fairytales are based upon folk literature. As G.K. Chesterton had said, “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed”. No matter the terror that lies ahead, children learn to believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and good things can come from any bad situation. These are key elements that children should learn from a very young age. They allow children to become better prepared for real life situations that they
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