Disney Princesses v Princess Culture
Written into chivalric code: knight
From needing rescue changes to taking princess tests.
Journey of female character
Female follows hero journey OR female break with her parents
Jody Bauer’s theory
Metaphorical underworld descent
Each princess’ story rests on her ability to grow enough to use her own abilities.
All Disney stories end happily ever after.
Prince is the reward for passing the test.
Dramatic change is a key attribute to female journey.
Jung—psychological process of becoming a whole individual
Disney princesses are 16 to 25.
Explore diversity, feminist theory, and the portrayal of princesses.
Perspectives and worldviews shaped by Disney.
Using the mythic stories within our culture to help children develop compassionate understanding.