RTF305Assignment2 - Bielamowicz 1 Katie Bielamowicz Hussan...

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Bielamowicz 1 Katie Bielamowicz Hussan Kanaan RTF 305, Section 11 9 October 2007 Assignment #2 The “Mickey Mouse Monopoly” has made Disney cartoons synonymous with childhood banter. For many young Americans, Disney films truly are a part of growing up. Almost every little girl wants to become a princess like Cinderella or Jasmine and so many boys continue to emulate Peter Pan, because of the Disney stronghold, as described by Janet Wasko in her essay Understanding the Disney Universe . She describes how Disney lures children with their fantasy worlds and a belief that “the sky is the limit,” instilling dreams, but also archetypal gender stereotypes, specifically and negatively directed at women, portraying them as domesticated sex objects. Disney films have always been known for their magical elements; most characters dabble in some way, shape, or form with this enchantment. Fantasy provides the escape that many of Disney’s characters are so desperately looking for. Coming from the compromised circumstances that many of the Disney characters are, this escape is quite appealing. Aladdin
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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