We all know Ariel isn't really the most favorable disney Princess. Albeit all her adoring fans, there's also a tremendous amount of hate to come with that. There's no need to explain why to both, many fans already established that, so why bring it up again?
Yes, the character hate is understandable...at least to a point. Up until the flaws have overshadowed the good in Ariel, o have been somewhat exaggerated.
So here're a few traits Ariel have, but seem to always go unnoticed Ariel's caring nature
While this may seem a bit dubious, Ariel really does care. And it's a trait highlighted on her relationship with Eric. It started off with her being so drawn to his looks but then tu can see that Ariel genuinely cares for the guy, she's so concerned for his well-being that she's willing to risk her own safety for it. She stayed all throughout the storm ordeal to see if anyone needed help. "Eric, look out!" "You need to get out of here!" The following frases make the it seem obvious in general. The only time this wasn't shown was when Eric got blasted out to the water and Ariel is seen holding her ground onto a rock. The concern can be heard from her voice but she does no action at all to try and save him...or was she about to, right before Ursula strikes at her? I'm not entirely sure so it's a case to be set aside for now.
Vanessa's presence also makes me wonder why Ariel didn't stop the wedding, was it because she thought Eric was happy? (Though it's most likely because she thought she didn't have a chance) That maybe it's for the best?
And in the scene where her father confronts her about saving a human. The fact that she dicho "He would've died" before "I amor him!" is reason enough to prove that she does care, and her amor isn't a selfish o lustful one at all. (But this brings up another question, would she save another person, even if it wasn't Eric?)
platija and Sebastian make it evident as well. They registrarse all the trouble she gets herself in, she in turn looks out for them (also what both are doing to her). Ariel's friendliness
Instead of treating Scuttle only as an informer, Ariel had made an effort to befriend him. Despite the stupidity Scuttle shows Ariel still treats him nicely (maybe because she doesn't know) and gives respect towards him.
platija is clearly her best friend. She's playful towards him and completely adores him. She's appreciative towards Flounder's gift, giving thanks right before she goes on with make believe. And, as mentioned above, she looks out for him. She has to, of course, since she's the one who's putting him in trouble. But, nonetheless, I still consider it a friendly gesture. Ariel's gratefulness
When all is well and happy. Ariel does not simply run off with her prince. She stops and thanks all those who've helped her achieve her goal.
The moment she had with Triton, how she dicho "I amor you, Daddy." in a sincere and soft tone was a touching one, memorable scene. She looks before she leaps, for once, but still she leaps
Ariel was aware of what she will lose but even for a slim chance, she'll take the risk. This action is something very few of us are actually willing to take, and that's what I found admirable about Ariel. Ariel's Independence
tu can see firsthand in the Shipwreck scene that she can take care of herself, and others as well. But it was her willingness to face a sermon with her father and Sebastian. It showed that she was willing to face the consequences of her actions and take full credit for it. Maybe if, platija never mentioned their encounter with Scuttle, it would've been tolerable for Ariel
I can't deny her faults, and many people say she has the most over all the other disney Princesses. But that's what exactly made her work. It's all about the little things with Ariel and if we combine all that, they make one big goodness out of her.