The Little Mermaid

THESIS- The Little Mermaid, (the 1989 film), promotes a dominant narrative that women should sacrifice themselves and anything about them to adapt to a man’s needs. While Ariel is a confident female lead that sets herself apart from the rest by departing on adventures despite her obligations and restrictions as a mermaid, she still represents the dominant narrative when the prince comes into play. After falling for the powerful male character, she immediately focuses on doing anything possible to be with him, including giving up her own assets and life altogether.

I agree with the cultural analysis of Pochahontas and how they found that it incorrectly portrays Native Americans and what happened when Europeans first came to America. Using examples from the conversation between her and John Smith was a really good point because the relationship is a main storyline to the movie.

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