Essay on Informative speech

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The Effects of Disney Films
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the different stereotypes Disney portrayed in their movies.
Central Idea/Thesis Statement: Different types of stereotypes in Disney movies effect children’s view on gender roles.

I. When you wish upon a star; makes no difference who you are…. Or does it? If you recognized this classic Disney song, that means you grew up watching Disney during your childhood.
II. The Disney movie franchise has been producing movies for many years now. The Walt Disney Studios Company began in 1923 in Los Angeles. Around 1937, Disney became famous for their creating the first full-length animated
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I am going to talk about the different stereotypes that occurred in Disney movies.
I. Disney films characterized female stereotypes and male stereotypes.
II. Stereotypes are an idea or the image of a particular type of person or thing, which can affect a children’s perspective in the society.

A. Women are portrayed as rich princesses to carry the image of looking like a Barbie doll. Women are even portrayed as evil-step mothers, or even poor servants. Regardless they always need a man; either they need a prince or a father figure to save their lives.
1. For example, if you take a look at Pocahontas, Cinderella, Belle, or Jasmine you will see that they are beautiful females. They all share the similar traits of a perfect, tiny waist, and huge breasts.
a. According to the article “Images of Gender, Race, Age, and Sexual Orientation in Disney Feature- Length Animated Films,” the author Towbin mentioned that one of the common characteristics to a female Disney character was “a women’s appearance is valued more than her intellect” (Towbin, Mia Adessa 2004).
2. Princess Ariel who was a mermaid traded her voice for her love Prince Eric. When she was in trouble she needed her father to rescue her from the evil witch. Even when you sit and think about the whole Little Mermaid story; you would see that her only goal was to find her prince and marry him. a. The only role that women play is either the beautiful princess, or the evil

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