Disney Breaks Down Gender Roles

Prince Kit, in Disney’s newest live action film Cinderella

Whose heart didn’t melt when the Prince began to cry for his father? Disney has taken their nameless, stoic prince charming up a peg, not only giving Prince Kit a name, but giving him compassion, love, and emotion to round out his character and make him more human. 

In all my years of watching princess movies, there are a few normalities to be expected. There is a beautiful, young princess; a handsome, brave prince; and usually, a wedding at the end. The characters don’t tend to vary much, and they have never needed to develop. Viewers got what they wanted — true love’s kiss and an implied happy ever afterDisney’s latest rendition of Prince Charming, however, was a hop in the right direction toward crushing the societal standards imposed on gender”


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