Analytic Response the Little Mermaid

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Inside the Little Mermaid by:Brandie Tittsworth Jm0300776

When I young, I liked to pretended I was Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I hopelessly dreamt of finding my prince charming. I sang and danced to the songs, and loved the thought of the castle in the ocean, or a secret cave with items from shipwrecks. Watching the same story later in life with my own children I can without a doubt say that Ariel could be a role model for not only me but my daughter also in the way she stays true to who she is. Her character is one of open-mindedness, strength and abundant love. Throughout her story, Ariel is faced with opposition and obstacles that force her to define and think about who she is. King Tritan and the rest of the water creatures try to push and mold Ariel into what they feel is "customary." The story of The Little Mermaid is one of Ariel defying the idea of what is right, what is normal, and what is supposed to be. A significant way of social interpellating an individual is by ostracizing the union or marriage between people with noticeable differences. Society praises when the usual path is chosen, whether it is a marriage between woman and man, or the relationship between two people of the same race. The central motif or theme of The Little Mermaid, which appears in many children's stories, is that of two people of different backgrounds overcoming obstacles and falling in love. Ariel, a mermaid, and Eric, a human are blinded to actuality by their love. They do not see each other just on appearances but see through the skin into each other's souls. On the beach when the first meet, Ariel unable to speak, Eric and Ariel come to see that they care for one another, regardless the uncertainty that first coexisted with their situation. Eric is surprised that he feels as if she could…...

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