How Rapunzel Relates to Child Development Essay

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Tangled is a fascinating childhood movie about a teenage girl named Rapunzel, who has been trapped inside the tower of a castle her whole life. She was dying to experience the outside world, and isn’t going to let anyone or anything stop her. Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel, but this paper will give you a better overview of how it relates to child development. This childhood movie relates to child development in the fact that she is cut off from socialization, and she is very unsocial and oblivious to the world outside of the tower she has been trapped in. Although she does interact with her mother every day that is the only personal interaction she ever has experience with making it hard on her when she finally ventures out to…show more content…
The nurture both of these girls experienced was very neglectful, but it just shows how much nature and nurture both impact a child’s development. Without interacting with people in the world starting at a young age, it puts the children at risk of not being on the correct developmental path. They fall behind the rest of the children their age, and this is a critical period for learning to talk and socialize properly. This is a stage where branching and pruning happens. Which is when the neurons start branching and making connections to new things they are learning so they can develop properly. Then, the neurons that the children aren’t using prune away. If a child doesn’t experience social interaction, speech, or even something as simple as learning to walk properly in this critical period then it will make it very hard for them to develop those skills later in life. When they do start to learn those skills it might take them twice as long, or they may never even fully learn or understand. For example, Rapunzel didn’t experience the world outside the tower until she was a teenager, so when she finally had to socialize with people she was very awkward and didn’t exactly know how to react at first. Later on in the movie, she began to grow and learned how to socialize and maintain social interaction. In a real life situation, Genie on the other hand didn’t know how to socialize at all because she had been cut off from society for basically her whole life. She grew
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