Part One of Why We amor Each disney Princess included the DPs of the Classic Era - Part Two will include the Renaissance DPs. Hope tu like the article! Why We amor Ariel:
wavesurf: I amor Ariel because...she reminds me of myself. Ariel's quirks-- being impulsive, collecting items, wanting more, wanting a different life from the one she has--- all remind me of myself. My parents have been strict. With my strict upbringing, I wasn't allowed to make very many personal decisions. My parents usually told me what to wear, how to think, what to say, how to act, etc.,etc. Sometimes, even the things I did do...which were exclusively my own interests... caused my parents to blow up at me, just as King Triton does at Ariel...because they forbade me to do them. I can understand Ariel's drive, and her thirst for something else. I also want to leave my family someday, like Ariel did, and just do something else. Ariel wasn't afraid of the strangeness of exploration, and she loved adventure...and I crave that in my life. My life is restricted and rather boring. Now that I am going into a professional field, life is becoming even más restrictive, boring, and exhausting. Ariel reminds me of what I actually want. And it isn't what is going on now. But Ariel's indomitable spirit gives me hope that this awful period will pass over...and I will eventually get to a place where I won't feel so oppressed. Ariel finally left the oppression of her family behind, left the confining community in which she lived, and broadened her own world. I wish to do the same.
anukriti2409: I amor Ariel for her undeterred faith in changing her life to better. She has such an adventurous spirit and is never dulled por her life around. She keeps that bright hope alive in one way o the other and make it happen eventually. I also amor how much fun she is to be around and is never afraid of exploring new worlds.
MaidofOrleans: I amor Ariel for her enthusiasm and determination. She loves so deeply and strongly and isn't afraid to take risks to get what she wants. I amor her unending curiosity towards things she doesn't understand and her drive to find the respuestas to her questions. She saves Eric's life, which is awesome, and is often misunderstood in terms of her desire to live life on the surface. She didn't give up her voice for a man, she did it because she'd always wanted to be human and felt out of place in the ocean. Eric was just the final catalyst that gave her enough reason to act upon her desires.
sweetie-94: I amor how curious she is over the human world and that she collects human treasures, it shows how much she wants to be human
I amor that she'll do anything to become human no matter the risks, she's also very adventurous which I also amor about her
I amor how expressive she is as a human, she doesn't have a voice, but tu can see just por looking at her face how she feels and what she wants to say, I also amor how funny she is as a human especially during the cena scene
I amor that she's disobedient, I can relate to that since I'm also good at breaking the rules every now and then
I also amor that she tries to apologize to her father towards the end of the movie for the mistakes she made, that shows that she has grown up in the movie, from being immature to being más mature, it wasn't the best development, but at least it was something
I amor that even if she isn't the smartest DP imo she did think before she chose to sacrifice her voice to Ursula and become human, she knew she would never see her family again
I amor how determinded she is, she never gave up on her dream, I also amor how dreamy she is especially after she met Eric
Sparklefairy375: I amor Ariel's curiousity, determination, and her adventure spirit. She isn't conservative and really open-minded about the strange new world. She also not afraid to explore the new world and try to have different new life. She is also Valiente in her own way, she saves Eric, she sacrifice herself for the one that she loves. Also, she is fun and bubbly, she has good sense of humor and she always seems to be cheerful and funny.
disnerdtobe: She's a mermaid and no that's not shallow. The reason why we're attracted to DPs in the first place is because they inspire magic and fantasy, and sirenas are mythical creatures, making Ariel even más magical as a mermaid princess.
Ariel is adventurous, curious, and loves to explore. She is dreamy and romantic and goes after her man. She falls in amor with her prince first, saves him, and pursues him against all odds. She's really a romantic princess and loves passionately. Why We amor Belle:
sweetie-94: I amor that she's a bookworm, now I've never really been a huge bookworm myself, but it's great to see a princess who is and I amor that she's an outcast in her town and that everyone think she's weird, but she doesn't care about it
I amor how selfless she was when she gave up her freedom to live with the Beast, not only that, but she was also very Valiente for doing it
I amor that she cares for her father, unlike many other princesses she has a great relationship with her father even though he's a bit crazy and weird
I amor that she's an unjudgemental person, because of that she managed to look past Beast's looks and discover a kind and gentle person deep inside of him
I amor that she longs for adventure far away from her town, like those that happens in her books, she may not have gotten those adventures, but she got to live in a castillo with a beast and household objects
lililc: She is selfless,not everyone would give their freedom in change for someone else. She is caring and even if his father is a little nuts she never stop beliving in him.
Belle also demands respect as she didn't make friends with the Beast until he showed a nicer side,also could had leave him in the forest as she had the chance to escape and go back inicial but chose to go back and take care of his injuries
deedragongirl: Not only is she selfless, she's very straightforward and inspires me to read!
wavesurf: Belle likes reading, and I relate to that. There is the one instance where Belle saves her father's life and goes in his stead. I appreciate that one instance where she is selfless. But those are the only two things I like about her.
MaidofOrleans: I amor Belle because she reminds me of both myself and my best friend. I can relate to her amor for books, her desire to go on fantastical adventures, and her need for companionship. I really look up to her ability to see beneath the surface in people and judge them for who they truly are. When she sacrifices her freedom for her father it is one of the most selfless acts done por a DP, but I appreciate that she also knows her limits and how to take care of herself, so she refuses to marry Gaston when he's trying to manipulate her. I like that she is kind of sly and clever, like when she tricks Gaston por flattering him and then causing him to fall face-first into the mud. She is just so sweet and caring and compassionate. I really look up to her and I think she will always be my favorito! disney Princess.
Sparklefairy375: As my third favorite, here's the reason why I amor her:
-She is confident with herself and don't care for what anyone else think about her, as she is an outsider and a bookworm that everyone in the village pretend her to be weird and freak.
-She is a bookworm and this is a very good thing, as book is the window of knowledge.
-She isn't a type of girl that easily crushing a handsome guy. Instead she appraise a guy with his personality and his heart. Like in the case of Gaston want her to be his lady, she refuses and stay away from him, instead all girls in that village want to marry him. That's because Gaston's bad attitude. It mostrar that she is smart and not stupid like those girls.
-She is selfless, she choose to be a prisoner and let her father free from the Beast.
-She can change the Beast from the cruel and rude become kind and gentle.
anukriti2409: I amor Belle for her well rounded, balanced and yet adventurous personality. She isn't the reckless kind, even though she dreams big she equally understands her responsibilities. She's isn't submissive to let anyone troll her o her loved ones yet she isn't rude either to behave the same with anyone else. She's tolerant, non-judgmental and compassionate person who lives with her whole heart, without caring for what "others" may call her. Most importantly, she has this innate ability to look past surfaces and connect with people from inside and not just superficially. She is loyal to her loved ones and isn't afraid to take a stand for them. I amor that she has a wide outlook on life and even though she was forced into a situation, she made the best out of it on her own terms.
disnerdtobe said: She doesn't judge por appearances and has a balanced personality. Belle refused to eat cena with Beast even as a prisoner and refused to let him control her and take his orders. When the Beast yelled at her for going into the West Wing, Belle RAN AWAY, saying "promise o no promise, I can't stay." That's proof that she has BOUNDARIES and does NOT have Stockholm Syndrome. This is a very important lesson for girls to learn. If you're in an abusive marriage (a marriage is essentially a promise), then tu should leave. If something is hurting you, even if it's a promise, tu have no obligation to stay. Belle is classy, gentle and kind while being strong and standing up for herself. Why We amor Jasmine:
sweetie-94: I amor that she doesn't want to marry someone just because he has a lot of money o because he's a prince, she wants to marry for amor
I also amor that she longs for freedom outside of the palace walls and how she doesn't want to be a princess
I also amor how adventurous she is, she wasn't afraid to go on a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, I also amor that she's smart, she's imo the smartest DP
I also like the relationship between her and her father even though it's not among my favorito! father-daughter relationships in a DP Movie, but I really amor her relationship with Rajah, they seem to go well together
I also amor how she isn't afraid to speak her mind to anyone, not especially to Jafar, even though her temper gets on my nerves sometimes I at the same time understand why she gets angry easily
anukriti2409: I amor that she's outspoken of her beliefs and opinions. She isn't the one who'll let others drive her around while she sit on the backseat, she likes the steering wheel in her own hands. She won't let a position o society draw her life course. I also amor that she values meaningful things in life like amor over stature and duty, responsibility over position (of princess) and loyalty over beneficiaries. I also amor that she doesn't let anyone take her for granted in any form.
MaidofOrleans: I amor jazmín for her sassiness and outspokenness. I amor that she knows her own worth - that she isn't just "a prize to be won." I also enjoy that she wants to marry for love, despite being in a time period and culture that traditionally looked down on that. Her desire for freedom and realization that just because she's rich and a princess doesn't mean she is happy is also something to look up to.
Sparklefairy375: I like Jasmine's outspokenness and independence. She doesn't want to marry someone only because of law, but she want to marry of love. Although she is a princess, she isn't type of spoiled one, she is independent. She doesn't feel comfort with her bored royal life and she wants a freedom. She is also generous, she isn't afraid to speak her opinions to everyone.
wavesurf said: I appreciate Jasmine's sense of empathy for people below her station in life. jazmín does not like to be a prize for anyone, and her outspoken delivery of that fact still resonates. I appreciate Jasmine's wish for adventure. I especially like Jasmine's recognition that royal life is stuffy, and too far removed from the way ordinary people live. jazmín looks at aladdín and sees a whole person, not just his class. Good for her! Why We amor Pocahontas:
sweetie-94: I amor that she cares for the nature and its animals, I amor that she teaches John Smith all the good things about nature
I also amor that she's indecisive, it shows that it's not easy even for a princess to choose between different alternatives and I amor that she gets help from Grandmother Willow and I amor their relationship, even though Grandmother Willow is just a árbol and the two of them aren't seen very much together they seem to have a great relationship
I also amor how even though she's quite mature she can also be a bit playful and childish at times, I amor that she's a free spirit and listens with her corazón and that she's adventurous
I amor how she stopped the war between the Europeans and her own people just por talking, sadly it's not this easy in real life
I amor that she didn't went with John Smith in the end of the movie, but chose to stay with her people, even though I think she should've chosen to go with John Smith, but since she listened with her corazón I can't really blame her choice
MaidofOrleans: I amor Pocahontas because of her desire for peace and understanding between different cultures. She is wise beyond her years and understands that tu cannot fight hate with hate, tu can only fight it with love. I also really amor how she values the nature around her and recognizes that everything she has stems from it. Her indecisiveness is something I can relate to, and I enjoy that she isn't afraid to ask for help and consejos from others.
anukriti2409: I amor that she's empathetic and understands and accepts the differences between different people as being normal. She also understands that being human isn't about development, culture, race, skin color etc. and must stem from moral values. I amor that she takes time to come to a decision, expresses her concerns if she's in doubt, and isn't reckless about life's choices. And yet, she isn't afraid of exploring new ones either. I also amor that she was courageous to stand up between a war situation and speak from an educated viewpoint más than just selfish interests. I also amor that she respects nature in all forms and spreads awareness to others as well. I amor her maturity when dealing with difficult decisions.
Sparklefairy375: I amor that Pocahontas is wise, peaceful, selfless, and courageous. She doesn't like fight between different cultures and always want to make a peace. She understand that the difference between two nations such as race, culture, skin color, etc. isn't an obstacle to get along together, which made her looks smart, too. She is also really selfless, she would never let the people that she loved to be die. I also amor her spirit of adventures, she is determined and Valiente to exploring new things.
wavesurf: I amor that Pocahontas is a peacemaker, and is interested in a different culture than her own. I also appreciate that Pocahontas finally stopped being ambivalent and took a stand.
disnerdtobe: She's free-spirited, fun, and loves nature. She's also curious and adventurous and seeks wisdom from older women. Why We amor Mulan:
Sparklefairy375: The reason why I amor Mulan:
-She is selfless. She always think of her family's happiness rather than her own. She would do anything to make her family proud of her, even when she actually didn't really like it.
-She is smart and open-minded, she learns a lot, she is quick-thinking and she always tried to solve the problems used her logic.
-She is brave, strong and determined. She never give up with the training to be a good soldier.
-She had the best character development from all princesses. At first we saw her as the clumsy and awkward young girl that not perfect at all. That girl later learn and grow up to be a strong and confident young woman from all of her experience. Her hard works finally paid with the appreciation and honors from China. From zero to hero!
wavesurf: I amor mulan because she completed the necessary hard work to effect "real change" within herself. It takes a lot of humbleness to know how flawed tu are, and to realize what tu aspire to be. mulan eventually jettisoned her own laziness, her tardiness, her clumsiness, her impulsiveness, and her procrastination, and chose instead to be on time, to embrace hard work, to develop resilience, to practice a technique for however long it took to master it, and to dedicate herself to saving lives. mulan could have gone back after being exposed as a woman on that mountaintop. But when mulan saw that the enemy was still lurking, she did not hesitate. mulan had been selfless throughout the movie...and she carried that same basic selfless quality right out until she had stopped the threat on her family and on her country. I tear up when I see all of China bowing to her. Mulan's humaneness, coupled with her selflessness, and her willingness to prove that she could become a better person, and bring honor to her family...just captured my heart. So I amor her. I can't help it.
sweetie-94: I amor how clumsy and awkward she is in the beginning of the movie, honestly I would amor her más if she was like that for the whole movie, but I do amor her development in the movie from being clumsy and awkward into being a hero
I also amor how she cares for her family, she wants to make them proud which leads me to something else that I amor about her, her selflessness, she takes her father's place in the army because she doesn't want to lose her father because she sees how weak he is, it wasn't necessarily her smartest move, but she was Valiente for doing so
I also amor how funny she is, but also that she isn't afraid to mostrar how she feels, not even in the army, when Shang finds out his father is dead mulan goes to him and says that she's sorry for what has happened and then she puts down the doll she held in her hands in front of the sword that Shang putted there
I already mentioned her bravery, but she's smart too of course, no wonder many consider her to be the smartest DP
lililc said: Because she is selfless, after the soldiers found out she was a girl and then she was free to go, she decided to come back to warn them about Shan Yu.
She´s smart, she uses her brain to solve almost every trouble she had to face
She is Valiente and didn't give up on the training even when Shang told her to leave
MaidofOrleans: I amor mulan because of her extreme selflessness and bravery. I amor that she grows as a character from a bumbling girl into a confident and determined woman who won't let anything get in her way. I amor that she shows the world that women are just as strong and important as men. Her intelligence and clever quick thinking are attributes I really look up to. The fact that she isn't perfect (she even cheats on her matchmaker test) makes her very relatable, especially since she does those kinds of things because she feels she is forced to por a society she doesn't fit in with. And, of course, I amor that she saves China!
anukriti2409: I amor mulan for her undying amor for her family and her complete selflessness. I also amor her for her humility, and even though she would have been hurt and felt dejected por the humiliation on mountain top, she still didn't quit and completed her work. I amor her for her journey from clumsy, awkward, reserved person to a confident, modest and well spoken woman.
disnerdtobe: She's heroic. She's also funny. mulan seems like a chill, relaxed, laid-back type person.
zanhar1: mulan is my favorito! princess (she and Ariel). What I like about her is her bravery--the huge risk she took to fill in for her father. I think she's a strong character but in this not-in-your-face kind of strong.