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What Disney Princesses taught us (part two)

I’ve already done a part one of this post, but there were so many more lessons that Disney Princesses have taught us so I obviously had to a part two. Interestingly, when I was googling which Disney Princesses to feature this time, I found that there is technically only 11 official princesses and Elsa isn’t one of them. I suppose she is technically the Queen of Arendelle… Anyway, back to the point. More important life lessons from five more (and official) Disney Princesses.

Cinderella

Cinderella taught us that everything always works out in the end. She lost her parents, spent her life doing everything her evil godmother ordered her to do and her only friends were a couple of dormice (not that there’s anything wrong with animals, Mitzi is definitely one of my best friends… But I digress). She still went the ball, despite being told she couldn’t. She fell in love and then lost him, only for him to show up at her door with the shoe she lost and whisk her away to be a princess. This isn’t to say that a prince is going to appear on your doorstep and wife you up, just that things always turn out alright in the end.

Snow White

Snow White taught us not to give in to temptation. Sometimes the tastiest, most appealing-looking things can be bad for us. Obviously, not all things pretty and inviting are going to cause us to fall into a deep sleep that can only be overcome with true loves kiss, just don’t take pretty and inviting things from strange old women. Or men. Or anyone strange for that matter. Stranger danger, kids.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel taught us that people aren’t always what they seem. She thought Mother Gothel had her best interests at heart and that Flynn Ryder was plotting to murder her. In reality, Mother Gothel was using her to stay youthful and Flynn turned out to be the love of her life and the key to her freedom and discovering who she truly is. Sounds cheesy, but this guy who was trying to steal from her helped her find herself, and she helped him find hisself. Don’t judge the book by its cover and all that.

Jasmine

Jasmine taught us that we don’t have to settle for anything less than we want. She was born into the high-life and her father tried to make sure that she – and by that, I mean he – didn’t have to work a day in her life for anything by marrying her off to the richest suitor. However, she didn’t want to give up her freedom for such an ‘easy’ life. She wanted to fight for what she believed in and love who she wants to love. And who wouldn’t love a guy who could show you a whole new world on a magic carpet ride?

Tiana

Tiana taught us that where you come from isn’t where you’re going. Unlike Jasmine, she’s from a working-class background and she has very little money to pump into her life-long dream of opening her own restaurant. This doesn’t make her any less determined and dedicated to succeed. With hard-work, and a chance encounter with a prince turned frog, her dreams finally come true.

Photo by Gui Avelar on Unsplash

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17 COMMENTS

  • Liz

    I love this post! Everyone’s always too quick to put Disney princesses down and say they’re bad role models 😫 Cinderella will always be my favourite ❤️

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Right? They definitely don’t get enough credit! x

  • Geraldine

    My favorite from these two will have to be Cinderella and Snow White!! Mostly Cinderella. I love the song A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes. It is so true and she teaches us to never stop believing in our dreams!! Believe and you’re halfway there 😉 Thanks for sharing Han <3

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Such a wonderful and calming song, I love it as well! Thanks for reading, Ger! 🙂 x

  • lucymarytaylor

    I never thought about what Disney princesses taught us in their films, this is such a great idea for a post! I loved reading this! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Aw, thanks so much, Luce! x

  • allthingsalexx

    I love this post so so much! People always say that these Disney princesses aren’t role models and yet if you look closer they really are. What a nice uplifting post to read, I haven’t read the first one but I will go and do that now. I knew that the tragic backstories of each character would have a genuine meaning behind it. I also love the message of inclusion that there is behind all of the princesses.
    Alex xx
    https://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Thanks, Alex! So glad you liked it 🙂 Disney Princesses definitely don’t get enough praise, I know they have their flaws but they still teach us some positive things as well! xx

  • alisonw30

    Some great lessons there! I like Cinderella’s it will all turn out ok. So far (touch wood) in my life I’ve found this to be true!

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      I like to live by that one as well, helps me get through the hard times!

  • aww I am so glad you did part 2!!

    My fave is snow white because of the stranger danger thing. And i LOVE princess Jasmine <3

    -Lena
    x

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Glad you liked it, lovely! 🙂 x

  • Chloe Chats

    I loved your part 1 post and this is just as fab! Again, a lot of these stories of the princesses I wouldn’t think about the messages behind them and what they really teach you. I love Cinderella’s story, she really did go through a lot but she persisted and stayed positive, what a gal.

    Chloe xx

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Thanks, Chloe! A great gal she is, she always gives me hope when things go wrong! xx

  • Abby Heird

    Was seriously in love with part one, I can’t thank you enough for making a part two. I love Disney princesses and I love that you took the time to remind us of their power. They all rock!!❤️

    • hanmwill
      AUTHOR

      Ah, thanks Abby! They are some badass ladies! x

  • Nancy

    Oh man, I love that all of the Disney Princesses taught us something different. It’s not a cookie cutter type of story. I can relate the most with Snow White. There are certain things that look tempting but it might not be a good idea. I agree with Jasmine’s story – we need to pursue what we actually want :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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