Sexism In Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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A child is exposed to patriarchy since the day they are born; to pink and blue pajamas, and to the toys they get, it is even in the smallest details of many classic fairy tales. The famous "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a worldwide story transcribed by the Grimm Brothers during the 19th century; an era where human rights were negotiable on gender and sex. This tale is part of many fond childhood memories, although the underlying sexism is shown when analyzing that beauty is held to be the most valuable trait for a woman, it depicts them with stereotypical gender roles, and that good or evil women are decided if they are feminine or not.
Beauty will get you far; a message strongly carried throughout this story. The "...King took another wife, a beautiful woman, but proud and overbearing" (1), the father marries to have an alluring Queen not a caring mother for Snow White. The Queen receives her crown due to her looks despite her awful personality. Essentially, as long as the woman is attractive her, society will disregard her intelligence and character; her beauty is the preponderance of her value. Being known across the land for her beauty it is obvious to see why the Queen has such a high obsession over her looks, it is society's fixation on the worth of physical appearances. The conflict between Snow White and the Queen is on the subject of beauty; instead of living peacefully as a family it turns to jealousy and competition. Snow White without her charming face

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