Evolution of Disney Princesses From being passive to assertive

Snow White-1937

Snow white, a beautiful young lady who was hated by the queen. Due to the hatred, she stayed in the woods. She was extremely passive.

Cinderella -1950

Cinderella, a young lady who lives with her cruel stepmother and sisters. She finds her prince throughout the story. She dreams not does. She is very passive as well.

Sleeping Beauty -1959

Sleeping beauty, a 15 year old who was cursed. She escaped by having a fairy put a spell on herself. She did not save herself, a prince did. She is extremely passive like the other princesses above.

Ariel -1989

Princess Ariel, a mermaid who needs to stay between her boundaries but cannot as she has a desire to be like humans. She is considered the opposite of passive. She is passionate and goes after what she wants.

Mulan -1998

Mulan, a Chinese princess who is about saving both her father and all of china. Romance is reduced as it becomes the subplot. The assertiveness begins.

Tiana -2009

Tiana, a girl with career goals. She has a dream for a good career which is her main focus. However, romance is still involved but not as a main focus.

Rapunzel -2010

Rapunzel, an active heroine. After using a magical flower to receive healing powers, Rapunzel was kidnapped. She was saved by a thief after they made a deal. They both find love between each other and become partners in crime.

Merida -2012

Merida, a warrior princess. Her interests are the opposite of a princess's interests like archery. After having an argument with her mother about her interests, she ran off to find a witch that can change her mother. She was very courageous and brave. There was no love involved.

Elsa and Anna -2013

Elsa and Anna, the sisters who introduced true love. Anna sets off on an adventure to find her sister whose icy powers trapped their kingdom. During the story, you understand what true love really is and it can be between sisters.


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