Now I guess the hardest part was separating reality and fantasy when it came to love for the Disney Princesses and myself. People are now always saying that the Disney Princesses have given them an “unrealistic” view and hope of what “true love will be like”. I may have had a slight problem with that myself. I mean sure, who doesn’t want a happily ever after? But what I am saying is that you can get a happily ever after, it’s just not going to be happy all the time.
If you have watched Cinderella and are a big fan, just like me, you would have realised that there have been 2 (yes 2!!!) sequels which tell about what happens after that “Happily ever after”. Cinderella has her own problems, yes she has problems, with trying to please Prince Charming’s family and household in her new position as Princess, by learning how to be a princess (because if I remember correctly Cinderella wasn’t a Princess until she married her Prince Charming) while still holding true to her old life and keeping the people from the village as her friends even though as a Princess her class position means she wouldn’t normally interact with them. She isn’t the perfect Princess as she makes mistakes and doesn’t conform completely to the was imposed on her. However because of his love for her Prince Charming stays by her side and defends her, just like any decent guy should.
Growing up in a Christian household I always knew somehow that God had someone special for me. Growing up I was also sensible enough to see that things could be hard, people would have fights in their relationships and things are definitely not perfect. But I wasn’t heartbroken over it, because Disney didn’t give me an urealistic perspective on love. Sure I’m not like a lot of girls my age, due to the fact that I am an 18-year-old, Christian girl who has never had a boyfriend and doesn’t actually care about that fact. Sure I have been through that boy crazy stage in my teens but I always thought it was a bit silly when my friend had all these different boyfriends.
The comments about the princesses from this picture to the left show how some people have analysed the messages that Disney Princesses give. These people, thinking like this are total pessimists. It is your own choice on how you perceive the messages these Princesses teach. I for one would never have thought about any of these things until I saw this and I think its spiteful that all some people can think is about the bad things.
I do not perceive myself to be so beautiful and perfect and that all I need is a man to make everything better for me. In this world women have more rights and are more independent than they are shown in Disney movies sure, but I don’t believe that is an excuse for people to see these “princesses” as being completely shallow and reliant on their beauty for good things to happen to them.