Did Disney give you a hero complex?
July 20, 2010 1:37 PM Subscribe
What are the impacts of stories like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, The Tales of King Arthur, Beauty & the Beast, or Aladdin, on contemporary romantic relationships?
posted by toni_jean to Society & Culture (43 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
This question is the basis of a paper I am writing, and I am having some difficulty writing it because I didn't grow up watching Disney movies (we didn't have a TV). I have seen some Disney films in my adult life, unfortunately this doesn't give me a good concept for the influence Disney or other children's tales have on kids and their ideas of romantic relationships. Do those ideas stay with them into their dating experiences?
SO if you remember a certain lesson learned about romance via Disney (or any other tale/myth you were told as a child) please let me know.
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