Walt Disney's Negative Effects On Children

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In Disney films produced by Walt Disney, he teaches children how to dream big because he wants to teach them that anything is possible, but in reality life comes with many limitations.

This is an example of how Disney has affected our culture. Walt Disney influences children to visualize the future without them realizing that life will sometimes be a disappointment because he leads them to believe that life is always going to be perfect, like a fairytale. Disney has negatively affected children because it gives girls unrealistic expectations of a relationship and weakens self esteem by setting a perception of perfection, shown particularly in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pride and Prejudice via the comparable similarities in their
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Younger girls are being affected by the new’s flawless image of thinness because they are constantly being exposed by these images of perfection. The media is causing girls to have dissatisfaction of their body images. The author explains while watching Disney princesses, girls are being exposed to the “idealized image of beauty” (Bispo “Fairytale Dreams: Disney Princesses’ Effect on Young Girls’ Self Images”). Princesses are causing girls to have a lower self esteem of beauty because Disney is negatively affecting girl’s self perception, and to have unrealistic idealization of the perfect female body image as shown in Disney animated films. For example, Cinderella is the most flawless princess because she has a beautiful face, thin waist, and emphasized breast. She has amazing features on her face such as long eyelashes and an alluring face. Furthermore, Cinderella has a dress that is elegant and beautiful, thus providing children with illusions of being perfect because of her recognizable qualities. The appearance of princesses are reflecting on women because they believe that they are gorgeous to lure a husband as in Cinderella (Towbin 2014). While being constantly exposed to images of Disney princess, girls are becoming more occupied “with their physical appearance” (Hayes and Stacey 2010). If girl’s self image are different from the ideal image of perfection from their childhood, …show more content…
The setting of both movie scenes are magical. For example, in Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth were outside together while the sun was rising, and in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White was in a coffin in the woods. The sun symbolizes hope and rebirth because of the new beginnings which is going to occur between the characters. As stated by Disney, “the prince, who had searched far and wide, heard of the maiden who slept in the glass coffin” (1937 ). This is similar to Pride and Prejudice because Mr. Darcy was searching for his true love until he met Elizabeth “I would have to tell you have bewitched me body and soul and I love… I love...I love you” (Wright 2005). Both the prince and Mr. Darcy found their soul mates because they have “searched far and wide” for the perfect girl for them (Disney 1937). The ending scenes of both movies were magical because true love was being shown. After the prince kissed Snow White she woke up, and they rode off into the sunset to live happily in a castle (Disney 1937). This scene is similar to Pride and Prejudice because Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy finally kissed, and they were going to live in a castle (Wright 2005). The scenes of both movies were magical because both movies endings the characters lived happily ever