The Princess Paradox Analysis

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In the article ¨The Princess Paradox,¨ James Poniewozik, a media and television critic for Time Magazine, brings about the feminist views being conveyed throughout fairytales today. Likewise, Peggy Orenstein, a feminist writer who wrote ¨Cinderella and Princess Culture,¨ assesses how the princess culture becoming a ¨trend¨ is not healthy for a child's well being. While both authors use an informational tone to address how the princess businesses are affecting girls, Poniewozik used a passive tone to write about feminist movies creating a positive effect on girls, while Orenstein argues with an aggressive tone that Disney merchandise and the traditional princess is creating a negative effect on girls.
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He passes judgement on how movies like Ella Enchanted and The Prince and Me display ¨a new kind of Cinderella, one who would rather save Prince Charming¨(324). Not only does the author pass judgment, but he also receives judgment from others who believe that in order to have a successful feminist movie, ¨you just need a feisty girl, a prophylactic dose of skepticism and a fabulous ball gown¨(325). This encourages girls because if they believe ¨princesses¨ can be independent and pretty then they will be able to be independent and pretty. They learn to fight for what is theirs and to not back down from anything that is going to get in her …show more content…
John Poniewozik focuses on feminist views in fairytale movies and how they affect girls in a positive way, while Peggy Orenstein dramatizes how feminism should be displayed throughout Disney merchandise because the traditional princesses are affecting girls in a negative way. Both authors address their arguments differently, whether it is ideas or tone. This allows the reader to connect with the author in a personal way but could also discourage the reader because they might think she is being a little too harsh. Poniewozik is more passive in his writings and explains how feminist views in fairytales today is having a positive effect on girls. This allows the reader to easily understand what he is saying and the argument he is trying to get