I know that this is common on this site, but I feel like my Disney Princess ranking is a must. Merida, Anna and Elsa are included, and I don't usually see them being include in these.
To make things clear, there are times where I like every Disney princess. I dislike one, am okay with two, really like four, and absolutely adore six.
I try to balance out my descriptions. I tried to talk about the characters' good qualities because I just hate it when te read rankings that just sound like complaints, but I had to address their flaws as well so that readers could understand my reasoning.
This could get lengthy. Brace yourselves... 13) Ariel
I know that there are a lot of Ariel fan out there, but I'm not one of them. I actually really don't like her. The Little Mermaid was a nice, fun movie. The Musica was great. Ariel had her moments with me but in the end, I just found her to be the stereotype of a typical rebellious teenage girl.
Ariel seems quite nice, and I like her bubbly personality, and how it is portrayed when she loses her voice. I like that she's spunky and headstrong, that she stands up for herself but isn't mean o condescending when she does so, like gelsomino and Belle respectively, but I feel that her flaws are accidental.
I feel that Disney created an exciting, fun character, and portrayed her in a generic way in order to make her relatable to teenage and pre-teen girls, even young women. Ariel selfishly and stupidly makes a deal with Ursula so that she can achieve her dream of being human and be with Eric. This deal could last forever, and she doesn't even say goodbye, o anything, really, to her sisters and her father. I don't think that Ariel is selfish. I just think that she's careless and doesn't think things through, and ultimately makes silly decisions.
The biggest problem I have with Ariel is that she is the cause of all the problems in The Little Mermaid, and she does not learn her lesson. She does not come to the realization that she needs to take responsibility for a her actions and should try not to be so foolish. Honestly, I find Ariel very stupid, and I like a smart princess.
When Ariel saved Eric, a man she didn't even know, and expected nothing in return, I felt that it was truly brave, kind and heroic of her. However, she'd Lost a lot of respect when she told Triton, not too long afterwards, "Daddy, I Amore him!" She saw Eric playing the flute on a barca for two minutes, the she saved him, then she sang to him. And BOOM! She's in love. I know that Ariel is only sixteen, but a lot of sixteen anno olds, o even younger, understand that it would be extremely stupid of somebody to claim to be in Amore with somebody having only seen their face.
Ariel does not sit around, waiting to be rescued, which I admire, but her sheer stupidity, thoughtlessness and rebelliousness aggravates me. They're unintentional flaws that create problems for Ariel in order for us to sympathize with and/or relate to her, and ultimately root for her. Another thing about Ariel that rubs me the wrong way is that she expects to be treated as an adult and yet she continues to act like a child. Throughout the course of her movie, Ariel didn't develop, learn o mature.
12) Snow White
"You're not getting cold fins now, are you?"
Snow White seems to have a nice personality. She's optimistic and cheerful, and generally sweet. She's also bossy, somewhat teasing and quite naïve. Like I detto with Ariel, I like and admire intelligence, something Snow White seems to lack.
I am not going to let Snow White off the hook because she's only fourteen. I don't think she deserves più credit simply for being the first Disney princess either. Many pre-teens and teenage girls would not be nearly as stupid to let a stranger in their house and take Cibo from them, even the più gullible ones. Perhaps it's because we live in a più dangerous, modern society, however Snow had almost been killed before. Usually, when a person goes through something so traumatic, they learn from the experience and become più cautious.
I also don't find Snow White as kind as people say she is. She's cheerful, and good with animals. She's motherly and seems responsible. But she is constantly putting Grumpy down, and although it seems that she is only teasing him, it happens often. I don't think a truly and genuinely kind person would basically subtly bully somebody that they care about.
What puts Snow White above Ariel is the personality factor. Ariel is more... typical, whereas Snow is più quirky. I don't find Snow shy merely because she ran away from The Prince. I don't even find her timid. Any teenage girl who walks into a house owned da grown men and takes charge seems very confident and friendly to me. She's unusually cheerful, insanely optimistic, and is very motherly. She is bossy and a neat freak, and definitely has a mean streak. She's confident, trusting and... well, dumb. These aren't qualities you'd usually find in one person, but they set her apart and make her special.
Overall, I am indifferent to Snow White. She's okay but she annoys me at times.
"Oh, it's adorable! Just like a doll's house."
Belle is a problem for me. As a child, she was my favourite, but now, she irritates me so much. However, I can't bring myself to put her any lower on my lista because of my attachment to Belle and her movie.
I like Belle's personality. She has both good qualities and bad. She's polite, friendly and kind. She's beautiful but she doesn't even care about her looks. She's sometimes smart and like most of us, feels that there is più to life than what she is familiar with. Belle is curious and dreams of a life of adventure, the life she reads about in books. She is open-minded, imaginative and a dreamer. Belle is not a stereotype. She reads but she's not the shy, insecure nerd who sprouts out information at any time. She does many stupid things and she always stands up for herself, and is confident. She does have her fair share of flaws though. Belle is stubborn, and comes across a quite condescending. She doesn't look before she leaps.
However, Belle's flaws seem to work in her favour, and make her seem più admirable. Her stubbornness when she refuses to have cena with the beast makes her seem stronger. A lot of people find the condescending way she speaks to Gaston and the beast to be a good thing, if they notice it, because it shows her confidence and low tolerance for mean and arrogant people.
Belle stands up for herself just enough to be strong but not too much to seem mean. She is confident but not cocky. She is too perfectly balanced. Her only flaw that is problematic for her is her curiosity, which is barely a flaw at all since it goes hand-in-hand with her open mind.
Throughout Beauty and the Beast, Belle is portrayed as a Mary Sue. The whole town talks about her, regardless of whether they like her o not. They don't necessarily mock her, but they don't seem to care for her. Still, they are interested in her because she is different. I don't think any of the princesses are Mary Sues, but Belle is the closest to one.
I also feel that they overdid her beauty. It's okay to be beautiful, but being the most beautiful girl in town was just going too far. I think that this was done to mostra that Belle is better than every other character in the movie. Disney tried too hard in making Belle likable and admirable. I really hate how Belle is portrayed as so perfect and so superior to the other characters.
I like Belle's longing for adventure, and I understand how she doesn't chase after her dreams. I think that she doesn't want to leave her father alone in a town that mocks him, and that she may be più uncomfortable with the unfamiliar than she seems. However, it seems that Belle completely forgets that she had a dream during the movie.
Everything Belle does is romanticized, and she's often held up as Disney's most intelligent, most feminist, most heroic, and even best princess. However, I do believe that if any of the others were in Belle's position they would have done the exact same things that Belle had done, had they fallen in Amore with the Beast along the way. Belle is very overrated in intelligence, and as a character, but she is a good role model.
I think that if I weren't so attached to Belle due to my childhood, she'd probably be at the bottom of this list. After all, what I Amore most about her is the fact that her favourite book sounds a lot like Aladdin, and that has nothing to do with her personality o actions anyway.
"We'll, some people use their imagination."
This is where I start to really like the princesses.
It really isn't fair to judge Aurora based on the sixteen minuti of proper screen-time she gets, but we have to work with what we've got here.
Aurora is probably the Disney princess who is most mistaken as a Mary Sue. She's shy, which is a common trait in Mary Sues, however she doesn't miraculously become the face of bravery in a tough situation as most Sues do. Aurora's fatal flaw is that she lacks a backbone, and doesn't stand up for herself, and while I am disappointed that she didn't develop from this, I feel that this makes Aurora interesting and relatable. Aurora hasn't shown any sign of being tough o strong, o even sassy o bubbly. Her shyness may be what holds her back from standing up for herself, but I feel that this sets her apart from the other princess.
Snow White, Jasmine, Tiana and Anna have all been shown to be sassy at times. Cinderella, Belle, Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida and Elsa have all, at some point, fought back and/or stood up for themselves, whether they had to learn to like Cenerentola and Elsa, o did so all along like the others. Ariel and Rapunzel both come across as quite bubbly. The only princess who is completely shy, and seems to mostra young girls that it is okay to be shy and obedient, is Aurora.
Now she may not be the best role model, and appears to be a damsel in distress, but I still like her. I like that she's imaginative, shy, sensitive and sweet. The way she talks is very mature, sometimes a little ditzy o flirty o teasing, and basically all marshmallows and butterflies. In my opinion, Aurora is genuinely the sweetest princess.
I think that a lot of girls can relate to her, being shy o quiet, and lacking the courage to stand up for themselves.
Aurora is only tenth on my lista due to her being nothing più than a plot device in her own movie. I personally think that Prince Phillip should be regarded the true protagonist of Sleeping Beauty.
Anyway, Aurora is a good person with flaws, which is realistic, and why I am so fond of her.
"I know you, I walked with te once upon a dream."
I really Amore Merida's hair. I feel that her hair is so... her
. Wild and free and fiery. She's pretty, although her weird face shape and the fact that her eyelashes are barely there keeps her low on my 'Prettiest DP' list. But although she pretty, it wasn't intended for her to be beautiful as it was with the others. She is probably the least conventionally
attractive princess, but I don't like the conventional anyway.
The reason why Merida is so low on my lista is her foolishness, her selfishness, and the fact that she jumps over getting irritable o upset and heads straight to being extremely angry. It is very silly of her to ask the witch to "change" her mother. Anyone knows that giving somebody such a vague request isn't going to end well.
But, I Amore Merida way più than I'm frustrated da her. In the movie, she tries to fix her problems along the way, and learns from her mistakes without undergoing a complete, magical personality transformation. She also starts to use her head more, but she never loses touch with her feelings. Merida learns to think before acting, as well as considering the feelings of others and not only her own.
My favourite Merida moment is when the sun is rising at the climax, and Elinor doesn't immediately transform back into a human. Merida's reaction is so touching. Her fear, her sadness, her desperation and the guilt that she felt had all shown, and I was moved.
I truly believe that Merida has received the best character development out of all the Disney Princesses. I enjoyed watching her mature and learn from her experiences. It was handled realistically, and very well.
The biggest problem I have with Merida isn't a problem with her
at all. It's with the fact that she doesn't receive as much praise as she should.
"I want my freedom!"
What I really like about Anna and Elsa is that they're both good combinations of the classic princesses, and the modern ones.
Anna has the same youthful, almost energetic air that Ariel and Rapunzel have. She's very optimistic and determined. What I Amore most about her is that she never gives up and she never loses hope. She really is sweet.
But Anna's personality is nothing new. It seems as though Disney had done nothing but combine Ariel, Snow White and Rapunzel's personalities, with a dash of Mulan.
I Amore how awkward Anna is. Of course, it stems from her isolation from people, but it's adorable, especially when combined with her bubbliness and optimism. Just the fact that she is so awkward, along with her persistence, hard work and eagerness to do the right thing and fix a problem that she helped cause, lands her at this spot.
There's really not much I can say about Anna, since I've only seen her movie once. I really admire her courage, and how she doesn't hesitate to fix her problem.
I do think that Anna is lacking flaws, but I feel that her major flaw is her optimism. I think that her high expectations lead her to being disappointed, such as with both Elsa and Hans. I like her enthusiasm but I also like that she'd become a little bit più realistic at the end. However, Anna, as the protagonist of Frozen, should have developed più throughout the movie.
I admire Anna and I like her, but Disney could have done a better job with her personality. From Rapunzel, she has a youthful spirit, and is eager to meet people and see new things. From Ariel, she has energy and enthusiasm, along with her determination. From Snow White, she has faith in true Amore as well as patience. And from Mulan, she has awkwardness and selflessness. But nothing seems Anna's own, and even though I liked her, I was più interested in Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and even Sven than in Anna. Disney needs to make a less optimistic and bubbly princess successivo time.
"It's not nice to throw people!"
Disney's sassiest princess, in my opinion, may have an irritating voice but I find her- well, exactly the way Aladdin described- smart and fun.
gelsomino is a lot like Belle, but the qualities they share is portrayed as perfect o admirable in Belle, and more... neutral in Jasmine, sometimes even flawing her. Both girls are smart, strong, yearn for adventure and/or freedom, are stubborn, constantly stand up for themselves and are turned off and frustrated da cocky, sexist men. But gelsomino is just... more
. gelsomino and Belle have such similar personalities but the big difference is in the way they are both portrayed, and that gelsomino speaks and acts in a più aggressive and open manner than Belle.
My favourite thing about gelsomino is her honesty. She's not fake; she's a genuine person, even though she's mean. She really wears her cuore on her sleeve. If gelsomino likes someone, she shows it. If she hates someone, she shows it, and I prefer someone who comes across as rude because they're honest than somebody who is nice but isn't genuine.
I like that gelsomino is rude. It sets her apart from the other princesses, save for maybe Merida. I feel like gelsomino has that cool
As long as I'm being completely honest, as I was with Belle, gelsomino wouldn't have been so high up on my lista if I wasn't so attached to her movie. Still, she stands out just as much as Aladdin does and the movie isn't even hers. That's impressive.
gelsomino is a bit of a damsel in distress, but she can definitely handle herself, as seen when she threw the drink in Jafar's face and jumped from one building to another. She gains points for trying to help Aladdin da distracting Jafar, but loses those points for using her sexuality while doing so.
My personal biggest problem with gelsomino is, like Ariel and Merida, she comes across as very ungrateful and spoiled. However, she seems quite generous and compassionate, the most likely to do charity work, in my opinion.
Overall, I Amore her attitude. "Go jump off the balcony!" is a rude thing say, but if I wanted to say something like that to somebody I wouldn't be able to. I wish everybody would be as honest as Jasmine.
"I am not a prize to be won!"
This is where I start to absolutely adore the princesses.
Rapunzel is so cute. She's so innocent but so badass at the same time. I really like her, and I Amore her realistic, modern and unique personality.
Rapunzel seems quite ditzy, naïve and unconfident but she can definitely take good care of herself, and
her prince. I Amore her sass, and how charming she is. She's inexperienced and wants to know più about the world, but she's also cynical.
I really admire how loyal Rapunzel is to Mother Gothel, how guilty she feels and how she plans to return to the tower after she sees the lanterns. I also like how Rapunzel has many talents. It shows how she likes to keep herself occupied, and how bored she is. She educates herself and patiently waits for the giorno that her mother would finally let her leave the tower. Eventually, she takes matters into her own hands. She sees an opportunity and takes it, and doesn't intend to leave her mother. This is why I hate it when she's compared to Ariel, o called an Ariel rip-off. They have some similarities, but overall, they're different people.
Rapunzel is a go-getter. I like that she tried to be obedient, and that she realized that being obedient wasn't going to help her achieve her dream of seeing the "floating lights".
I also don't think that it was stupid of Rapunzel to trust a thief. I actually think she handled the deal quite cleverly, and that it would have been silly of her to leave the tower and walk around the forest and town all alone instead of having somebody act as her guide.
I don't think that Rapunzel developed that well, especially considering the fact that she is the protagonist of Tangled. Flynn was the character who developed and learned from his experiences. Yes, Rapunzel did gain confidence but that's all the development she seemed to get.
I do think that it was quite foolish of Rapunzel to trust Gothel all these years, especially because it is clear that Gothel uses her to stay young. However, I can let that slide because she grew up believing that Gothel was her mother, and she loved and trusted her.
Rapunzel, overall, is a good person and a fun character. I also believe that she is relatable, however, I don't find her all that intriguing, as much as I Amore and adore her. This is why she missed the superiore, in alto five da one place.
"I wanna see the world, and not just from my window."
Cenerentola was actually my fourth favourite princess, but I realized that I actually prefer my new #4, it was just that I felt that Cenerentola deserved
to be placed higher than fifth place. But this isn't about who's worthy, it's about who I like more.
Cenerentola is an incredible character. I feel that she's developed; not that well, but still developed. She's polite and kind, optimistic, dreamy, but still vain, sarcastic, and a little mean behind your back (if she doesn't like you), and she has a quiet emotional strength.
I think that Cenerentola is one of the strongest Disney princesses. I don't think that te have to unisciti an army, prevent a war, be a superb archer o back-talk a beast in order to be strong. Cenerentola may not have stood up for herself until before the ball, but I like that, although she was a little conceited, she needed to gain confidence before being able to stand up for herself.
Cenerentola is obedient and a hard-worker. She comes across as sweet and kind when with her mice Friends and is polite to her so-called family, but is amaro and mocks them behind their backs. I find this to be very realistic. She's not the Mary Sue type of girl who sees the best in everybody, and most of us can relate to this.
A lot of people say that Cenerentola could have ran away from her horrible family, but I think that she stayed because she'd have a roof over her head. Her strength, optimism and hope kept her going, and when an opportunity for her to get out of that house arose, Cenerentola jumped to it da finishing all of her chores and getting out her mother's old dress to wear. Sure, Cenerentola did a lot of waiting around for this opportunity, but she was still willing to work hard in order to do things the obedient way.
After her step-sisters had ripped that dress to shreds, I think that Cenerentola had finally had enough at that point, and after all those years of bottling up her feelings and getting da on hope, she'd cracked. I'm happy she rebelled, because she didn't do it for any silly reason. Cenerentola deserved to be selfish in that moment, as she'd spent her entire life making three people who were awful
to her happy.
My biggest problem with Cinderella, though, is her prince. Seriously? She deserved so much better than a guy who wasn't going to remember her face the successivo giorno and doesn't even go looking for her the successivo day.
Anyway, I admire Cenerentola più than I Amore her. I still Amore her though, just not as much as the successivo four.
"Well, there's one thing. The can't order me to stop dreaming."
Pocahontas is, in my opinion, the most beautiful Disney Princess. I find it sad, though, that she's so underrated.
Now, if I were taking sequels, prequels, TV shows etc. into consideration, Pocahontas would probably be near the bottom of my list. Not because she ended up with John Rolfe, but because she'd turned into a completely different girl in that Godforsaken sequel.
I find Pocahontas to be very mature, unlike what most people seem to think. The way she handles problems and carries herself through situations. I admire how she can fluctuate between being mature and being childish, and she seems to know exactly when to mostra her playful and adventurous side, and when to mostra her serious and thoughtful side. This is why I get frustrated when people say she loses her personality when with John Smith, because I think that she knows when it's appropriate to be mature o immature. te can't expect her to spend all giorno jumping off of cliffs and splashing in rivers when people are trying to take over her land.
I do think that Pocahontas has flaws. She comes across as preachy in colori of the Wind, and is definitely lacking some common sense. I mean, seriously. I think in having her dive from cliffs and canoa down a waterfall Disney was trying to say: "Look how fun and cool Pocahontas is!"
However, I don't think she's stupid. I think she's just reckless and crazy and possibly suicidal.
I like that Pocahontas isn't bubble o outgoing like most of the other princesses, how she's not necessarily nice to people but is definitely not mean either. She's nice when she needs to be, not all the time to everybody, and this makes her più real.
Pocahontas is courageous and wise, but not necessarily strong and confident - in the beginning, at least.
Pocahontas wasn't very confident in her abilities, and she was shown to be quite irresponsible when we first meet her. During the movie, Pocahontas' relationship with John Smith falls victim to a matter of closed-mindedness. Pocahontas and John try to end the feud, and struggle to find ways to be together. da the end of the movie, Pocahontas assumes responsibility to her tribe, since her people need her and she is, in a way, a leader. She insists that John Smith leave, despite his wish to stay with her, so that he can live. It seems that Pocahontas had definitely grown throughout the course of the movie, having become più responsible, and realizing that some things are più important than canoeing down a waterfall and taking a orso cub from its mother.
Honestly, I don't know why I Amore Pocahontas so much. Maybe it's because she's wise, because she's a dreamer, o because she's fun and adventurous. I really don't know, but I like her and I find her very interesting.
"What I Amore most about rivers is te can't step in the same river twice..."
Elsa is, to me, a very relatable character. Like Anna, she's a mix of the classic princesses and the più modern ones.
I like that Elsa is regal and reserved. She's got a lot of feelings but she keeps it all to herself. She's responsible, even as a child, and seems to find it her duty to protect her sister.
Elsa's insecure, and a good girl who does bad things when out of control. She feels the need to protect others and will try her best to fulfill this duty, even if it means hurting herself. In these ways, she's a lot like the stronger princesses.
But, Elsa is still a lot like the classics. She needs to be saved, and is regal and not... spunky
To me, Elsa's the most introverted princess, and I think she would have turned out that way even if she didn't have her powers.
I'm not sure what to say about Elsa, except that I truly Amore her as a character and a person. I Amore how realistic of a character she is.
She's cold, but we know why. In Let it Go, she gains confidence in being alone and being powerful, but her confidence doesn't last too long. She comes across as a little mean, to her sister and probably others, but all of her coldness comes from her not wanting to hurt Anna.
I think that a lot of girls can relate to her, and she's refreshing to see after all of the sass and spunk we've gotten from the other princesses. Elsa would definitely appeal to girls who are less dreamy, less optimistic, less outgoing and charming. She's got a low self-esteem and is far più flawed than her sister, seeming pessimistic, cold and a little stuck-up. She's also willing to use her power and hurt others to defend herself, as seen in the scene in which she's captured. I also think that a lot of people can relate to how strong Elsa seems on the outside, but how broken she is on the inside.
I understand Anna was meant to be well-liked da the audience, but I can't help put prefer Elsa and find her più interesting. I'd really like to see princesses who are a little più like Elsa in the future.
"The cold never bothered me anyway."
Tiana ia like the Rachel Berry of the Disney princess franchise. She's got her eyes set on one specific goal and works ridiculously hard to achieve it. She's also a great singer like Rachel. She's also not that well-liked... like Rachel.
Okay, enough about Rachel. The point is that I understand that Tiana may not be youthful o adventurous o friendly o fun. Not everybody is like Ariel o Belle o the others, so why is she so underrated? Maybe not me personally, but some people can definitely relate to Tiana.
I find Tiana to be the least generic princess, having the most specific personality. I also think that her personality, her development and how they were both handled was quite realistic.
As with most people, Tiana's best quality is also her worst. She's diligent, and that's great and admirable and all, but she doesn't make time for people o fun, and she definitely comes across as a stick-in-the-mud because of this. Tiana is logical and realistic, she seems to pride herself on being sensible, but she is uncomfortable around anything that's unfamiliar and isn't willing to try new things. She's so easily bothered da what's outside of her comfort zone that she sort of sucks the excitement out of everybody else.
Still, Tiana is intelligent, understanding and clearly thinks on her feet, as seen in When We're Human and in the final showdown with Facilier.
What I like the most about Tiana is her sense of realism. She tries to be realistic and rational in almost every situation. She's not hopeful enough and works too hard to be an optimist, and she believes too firmly that her dream will come true to be a pessimist. I like that she's realistic as it makes her stand out against the other princesses. Optimism, as seen in Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Anna, seems to be glorified in Disney. Pessimism, as seen in Aurora, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida and Elsa, creates sympathy for the character. But realism is a good balance between the two that I find quite admirable, and needs to be seen più in Disney characters.
I also admire how Tiana isn't envious of Lottie, and doesn't let Lottie's easy life shift her values. I do think that Tiana and Lottie may not have liked each other had they not grown up together, but it's clear that they truly Amore each other. I also like that Tiana is willing to receive a donation. I feel like it makes her più human, as opposed to the Mary Sue, meant-to-be-admired, "I'm not a charity case!" type of women we see in Film and on TV.
Tiana did seem bitchy when she almost let Naveen get eaten da alligators, but I like how she sticks to her value of working independently for what te want. I also like how, from the beginning, te can see her snark, her sass and her teasing nature. It saved her character development from feeling rushed.
Okay, so this was più of an analysis of Tiana, but still, I adore her, and I think she rightfully earned secondo place.
"The only way to get what te want in this world is through hard work."
After my gushing over Elsa and Tiana, there's only one princess I can say nicer things about... and it's, of course, our warrior princess, Mulan.
First of all, I'm going to start da telling te all not to give me that "But she's not a princess!" crap. Remember that guy named Elvis? The guy who people called 'The King', even though he wasn't royalty? Yeah... I don't think the term 'Disney princess' is the same as 'Female Disney characters who happen to be princesses'. If it was, then Pocahontas wouldn't be a princess either, as long as we're being technical. I think that da joining the Disney princess franchise, the heroine is simply being awarded an honorary titolo in the Disney company. Just like how Michael Jackson was named the King of Pop.
Now, let's get to Mulan.
I Amore HER SO MUCH! I don't even know why! I don't really relate to her much but she's just so wonderful that I fangirl every time I watch her movie, and not only because Shang gets his abs out.
She's outspoken about what she believes in, which I like. She's kind of tomboyish, taking the society she lives in into consideration. She tries to be a good daughter, and doesn't deliberately disobey (#Mufasa) her parents just for the sake of it, unlike some people (*cough* Ariel *cough*).
Her clumsiness and her outspoken attitude is what leads to her insecurities. She also comes across as a little introverted, in a sense that she doesn't share these insecurities and her deeper feelings with others. I don't think she's shy. She seemed timid around the other soldiers at first, but I think that it was just because she was nervous about lying and having to play a role for such a long time.
Mulan is hard-working, determined, quick-witted and intelligent. But, what I Amore most about her is her selflessness.
I do think that Mulan could be lacking flaws, since clumsiness in a cop-out and insecurity only creates sympathy, but she isn't portrayed as a Mary Sue, as someone who was made to be liked, admired and relatable (*cough* Belle *cough*).
I like that Mulan is a plain Jane. She's beautiful but not glamorous o noticed for her appearance.
Mulan comes across as an ordinary, normal girl who does great things, which shows little girls that they too can to great things. They don't need to be the fairest in the land, a mermaid o an adventurer. They just need to stick to their values, be themselves and do what they feel is right.
It's the prime message of the movie: "My duty is to my heart."
"When will my reflection mostra who I am inside?"
Thank te all for reading! Live well and prosper.