Disney princesses have been role models for little kids since forever (okay, 1938). Some of them might be weak, and they might have their flaws, but each one has definitely made an impression and has taught a lesson to small kids all around the world. Let's start from the bottom. Snow White, the first ever Disney princess.
a) There is always good in everyone, try and find it- the huntsman was about to kill Snow White, but she appealed to his good side, so he spared her.
b) Don't talk to strangers- Talking to strangers led to Snow White's downfall. The dwarves gave her some pretty good advice.- Don't talk to strangers and don't let them into your house and ALSO don't eat anything they give you.
a) Don't care what other people think- The stepmother and stepsisters were brutal to Cinderella, and told her she was worthless. She never listened though, and in the end,she always knew she was fabulous.
b) Find the people who really care about you- When her life was tough, she found someone who actually liked her- the godmother. Not to mention the mice. She realized who her real friends were.
a) Curiosity kills the cat- sometimes- Aurora ended up in her predicament because she was too curious for her own good. This teaches kids not to let curiosity get the best of you.
a) Never stop dreaming- Ariel was a girl (mermaid) who dreamed of the outside world, of land, as much as her sisters and father told her not to. In the end, her dream came true.
b) It's okay to be weird- Ariel was considered odd, both in sea and on land. In sea, she was the girl who hoarded human objects and imagined going there someday. On land, she was queer in the way she used a fork to comb her hair and used other objects in the wrong way. She didn't care, of course.
a) Don't judge a book by its cover. Belle fell in love with the Beast despite his, well, beastlike appearance. She saw his true personality. She wasn't impressed by Gaston, though the other girls in the village were smitten by him.
b) It's alright to be a bookworm- The villagers teased her for being an odd girl who only had an interest in books, but she didn't mind, of course, because she was smarter than all of them.
a) You're not a prize to be won- Jasmine does not want to be 'won over' like she's some sort of prize. She's strong and independent and her own person.
b) Break traditions- Jasmine was supposed to be married to a prince, since she is a princess, but as she said, 'if I do marry, I want it to be out of love' so she broke the tradition and literally married a street rat.
a) Race and religion does not matter- Pocahontas fell in love with a person of different skin colour, a foreigner. She stood up for him even though he was an outsider.
b) Letting go- Elsa might be a better example of this, but even though she loves John Smith, she didn't leave behind her family, friends, country, and culture for a man. This teaches two things- 1. Don't leave everything behind for a man. 2. If you love something, let it go.
a) Make your country proud- Women weren't allowed to fight in the war. What did Mulan do? She disguised herself as a man so she could join the army and fight for her country. It wasn't about personal glory or anything, no. She wanted to make her country proud.
b) Gender does not matter- Mulan proved that a woman could be just as brave, strong and powerful as a man could be. She showed that she was capable of fighting, and didn't just let men do all the work.
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