Montclair EAES 150 - Beauty and the Beast Essay Draft (6 pages)

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Montclair State University
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Eaes 150 - General Oceanography

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David Lin Professor Ghoshal Writing 106 3 14 16 Beauty and the Beast with a feminist criticism Based on the classic French fairy tale Disney s Beauty and the Beast is a movie that has been widely watched over the past few decades by both children and adults alike Many individuals praise this timeless classic due to its remarkable animations and the joyous memories that are left on the audience Despite the admiration that the movie received it is crucial to discuss the how women are represented in the movie because of the influence it can bring to the viewers based on the movie s interpretation of the female characters The film serves as a template for how Disney princess should be due to various stereotypical perspectives that can be seen throughout the movie The stereotypes of women in the movie includes gender roles how they are viewed and their overall social status during the film s time period Likewise the film offers children morals to live up to such as not judging a person based on their appearance but morals aren t all that are provided in the movie Beauty and the Beast can have a lasting effect on a child s psyche than simply a moral learned due to the stereotypical views that are portrayed on the females within the plot From the initial scene of the movie it is quite clear that Beauty and the Beast take place around the late 18th century based on the architecture of the buildings and the clothing of the characters During the 18th century women have specific roles that are tied to them such as housekeeper maidens or agricultural laborers A woman s employment was typically low status low paid and involved fewer skills than man s during this time period Patriarchy and maledominance were the social norms during this era and women possessed almost no formal rights outside of religion and charity Emsley Hitchcock and Shoemaker par 3 As seen in the movie the very same gender roles are presented For instance most of the village female residents in Belle s



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