Mary poppins - In the novel Mary Poppins by P.L Travers Mary Poppins is a well bred firm and cross lady who is strict but allows the children to

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In the novel Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is a well bred, firm and cross lady who is strict, but allows the children to experience new things. In the movie created by Disney, Mary Poppins is portrayed as an eccentric character that is both very friendly and loveable. I feel as though Disney completely destroyed such a great book and took much meaning out of the book itself. By making Mrs. Banks look like a helpless woman, and giving Mr. Banks a much larger role in the movie than in the book, I felt as though it added to the usually plot sequences of Disney by making the men the strong role in the movie and dumbing the women down. Even Mary herself was less smart and headstrong as she was in the book, and was more of a flirty and fun woman. In the book, Mrs. Banks doesn’t seem to have time to care for her children, but she is still able to interview Mary Poppins and be confident enough to hire Mary herself. However, in the movie, she is portrayed as a woman who is too weak and not capable of hiring someone to care for her children, and Mr. Banks fulfills the role of the strong male figure and assumes responsibility for his wife’s incompetence. He tends to override everything she says, and she just simply agrees with him and carries on being his little lapdog. His role in the movie is too strong, and makes him seem like an even worse father than in the book. Even though Mrs. Banks is not a competent mother in the book,
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDU 300m taught by Professor Signorotti during the Spring '05 term at Binghamton University.

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Mary poppins - In the novel Mary Poppins by P.L Travers Mary Poppins is a well bred firm and cross lady who is strict but allows the children to

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