Research Paper On Disney Princesses

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As we have seen, all the Disney princesses display the common feature of being endowed with natural beauty that defines them as princesses. This simplistic equation of natural beauty to notions of goodness means that the princesses’ identities and value are often determined by their beauty and sexual appeal. Femaleness and femininity are equated to beauty, which is then equated to being a woman’s key to happiness. “Happily ever after” comes almost as easily and naturally to them as their beauty does. What results is a kind of “beauty contest motif” (Rollin, 1987), in which the beautiful get their reward, and the ugly never
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