Analysis Of Tangled

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Movies are a great way of spending quality time with family, especially Disney movies. Disney has come a long way from producing silent films to making movies with color and fluid movements between characters. The famous Disney film, Tangled, will be analyzed throughout this paper. Tangled starts off with Rapunzel being trapped in an isolated tower in the forest where she lives with her so called “mother”. Rapunzel’s mother, Mother Gothel, forbids Rapunzel to go outside into the world, as Rapunzel’s hair contains the power to always stay young. One day, a bandit, Flynn Rider finds protection in the tower as he is running from the cops. Rapunzel then convinces Flynn to take her outside as she wants to see the lantern festival. To sum up…show more content…
Rapunzel did exactly that, she had always wanted to go outside but because of fear of disobeying Mother Gothel, Rapunzel could never leave the tower. Rapunzel always longed to see the lanterns and when she believed in herself, she found the courage to live her lifelong dream. During the beginning of the movie, we see baby Rapunzel looking out her window to see the lanterns. When Rapunzel sees the lanterns as an adult she has the same facial expression as she did when she was a child. This moment in the movie is very nostalgic for Rapunzel as it reminds her of her childhood…show more content…
Mother Gothel is given the design to not look the best in her appearance. As done previously in Disney movies, the antagonist is made to look evil. By no means is Mother Gothel as ugly as Yzma in Emperor’s New Groove, but Mother Gothel lacks innocence. Mother Gothel is very vain as she is always concerned for her beauty. However, Disney does not give us an explanation on why Mother Gothel wants to stay young forever. Is she a beauty queen? Does she have a spouse or boyfriend? Is she trying to get married to a good looking person? It’s not like she has many fans that adore her for her beauty. Furthermore, Mother Gothel’s main motivation is run by greed. Mother Gothel’s main purpose in the movie is to keep Rapunzel always in a locked away tower in order to preserve youth. Her character strength includes that she is charismatic, charming, sarcastic and young. Similar to many Disney movies, Mother Gothel uses Rapunzel’s innocence to prey on her. Her biggest flaw was that she underestimated Flynn’s love for Rapunzel. Mother never thought that Flynn would actually give up his life for Rapunzel. Perhaps, the reason Mother Gothel was unable to understand Flynn sacrifice is that she is too narcissistic. Additionally, Mother Gothel was content with her magical flower, shown in the beginning of the movie, as it kept her young. It was only when the queen was pregnant with Rapunzel and ate the magical flower,
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