However this is still a sort of happy ending as she can still get an immortal soul. In the Disney version though this story is not only too deep and overcomplicated for little kids, it is also very sad. So Disney remade the ending too the sea witch dieing and the little mermaid getting happily married. Well those are the similarities and differences of our favorite Disney classic, “The Little Mermaid”. Now you can definitely tell there is a big comparison between the story and the well known film adaption.
Two Disney princess stories that originally had a not so happily ever after for all of their characters are The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. One of Disney’s biggest blockbuster movies, The Little Mermaid, earned $211,343,479 after it was released (CITE MERMAID). This movie is known around the world for its protagonist Ariel: a kind young mermaid who is the daughter of the king of the sea, Triton. The version of The Little Mermaid that almost all people are familiar with is the 1989 version that was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker and written by Roger Allers (CITE MERMAID). This film consists of the basic story line as mentioned before; a woman overcomes an obstacle and ends up happily with a man.
Her relationship with her sisters isn't represented much in the film but her friendships with Sebastian and Flounder reflect her loyalty and kindhearted nature. In the very beginning of the film, her courage is reflected when she saves Prince Eric from drowning to death even though it's against her father's beliefs. The very act of saving him could put her in mortal danger. She is a strong female character who even when faced with certain doom still follows her heart and dreams. All of this made her a well received and very popular Disney
The pure magic a Disney Princess can provide is an uplifting, enjoyable and exciting moment for all through their popular movie line or even catching a glimpse of the very popular Disney theme park. Many Scientist and parents debunk the popular princess culture and perceive that they are bad for children. Many articles have been written and several research attempts to provide proof of the destruction a Disney Princess could bring on the youth of America. That research has never provided factual regards to that topic, and one researcher could not find any evidence that a princess changed emotional behavior or that the princess could be considered as a bad role model for children (“The Princess Pride” 2). Many scientists and parents have tried to prove that a Disney Princess is a bad role model, but the magic of Disney prevails over such negative responses and one author writes, “Disney princess power is girl power, and they've got 10,000 megajoules of that zipping through them” (“The Princess Pride” 2).
Early in the story, the first example of heroine actions is presented by the Little Mermaid rescuing the Prince. “When the Little Mermaid found the Prince, she carried him to the surface and laid him on the sand, kissing his forehead before swimming away from the beach” (Andersens 184). The Prince faced a near death experience, and if not for the Little Mermaid, his life would have been cut short. This is only one example, but throughout the story the Little Mermaid signifies the heroin... ... middle of paper ... ...er. The Little Mermaids innocence led her to crave more knowledge to learn about humans and their souls.
People that grow up watching the classic Disney Princess movies, which give us false hope that every simple quiet girl will end up marrying a prince. The Beauty and the Beast being one of those movies, teaching us that if you fall in love with a hairy like creature he will turn into Mr. McDreamy. The bubbly Disney version of the Beauty and the Beast usually does not allow scholars to find a deeper meaning. Believe it or not, Disney did not create this classic tale. In fact, Charles Perrault wrote a darker version of it almost three centuries before.
For my literary analysis I read Hans Christian Andersen 's The Little Mermaid, and watched Disney 's rendition of The Little Mermaid. I felt that these stories had more differences than similarities. Where Hans Christian Andersen focused more on the consequences of becoming human, the movie focused on Ariel winning the prince over. While reading this story I took note of the fact that even though The Little Mermaid was a normal human, in the end she still didn 't get what made her happy. The movie on the other hand, gave Ariel everything she wanted along the way for conforming to normalities of the world above the sea.
Unlike Little Roja Riding Hood, which was published during 2014, The Little Mermaid has details that would be considered morbid it today’s books (Elya, 2014). In the story of the Little Mermaid, the little sea princess finally got to go to the surface of the water when she turned fifteen. While on the surface of the water, a storm tore apart a ship carrying a prince. The little sea princess saved his life and fell in love with the prince. After a while, she decided to risk her life to try to get the prince to fall in love with her; if she could get the prince to fall in love with her she would become human and gain an eternal soul.
Pocahontas was in fact a little girl when the English settlers came to Jamestown, Virginia. There was no love interest between them because of the age gap however it is true that he was grateful to her because she helped them through some tough times. The bond between Pocahontas and her father showed in the movie is in fact how their relationship was depicted in real life. They had a very strong father and daughter bond and even the English settlers recognized that. Pocahontas Pocahontas is a widely recognized Disney movie, with its heroic protagonist and amazing storyline and well recognized music.
The Reality Within Fairytales The Little Mermaid produced by Disney in 1989 portrays a tale of a sixteen year old girl facing the challenges of womanhood. As King Triton, Ariel’s father, forbids her from leaving the ocean she rebels and swims to the surface. In doing so Ariel meets the love of her life. The young mermaid overcomes many obstacles in order to take her life into her own hands and become a human. While Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid depicts a vibrant young woman facing the challenges of an unknown world the original version proves to be much different.