When we think of Disney, the first thing that comes to our mind are the gorgeous Princesses. The beauty of their soul and skin, the innocence of their minds and yet the tact to deal with the world. They are superwomen! Contrary to popular belief, Disney Princesses are not only damsels in distress. Sure, they need some help but they are the representation of any modern woman today. They are independent enough and not afraid to accept their flaws and ask for help. They want to do good by the people and are not afraid to stand up for themselves
So, here are 15 Disney Princesses who are much more than the Prince they are with!
1. Cinderella (Cinderella)
This is probably the most famous Disney Princess ever. Every girl dreams of being Cinderella. It is not just to find her Prince Charming but to be the woman Cinderella is. She is a strong, independent woman who doesn’t give up on life even after her fate is turned upside down. She faces the hardships of life like a strong woman. No work is beneath her. Just because she is a Princess, she doesn’t hesitate to do menial work. She tries to make the best of what she has and like everyone who gives in their best, she gets rewarded for it too!
2. Elsa (Frozen)
Confident, strong-willed Disney Princess takes on the fight to save the Kingdom. The icy spell is not as easy to melt as ice but she is tougher to melt too. The journey leads her to both fun and difficult times but she fulfils her responsibilities. She never backs out and most importantly, never doubts her abilities.
3. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Being born in a royal family, Disney Princess Aurora is humble and enjoys the smallest joys of life. Friendships with people are more important to her. Spending time with her forest friends gives her far more joy than fancy balls. All her kindness and virtues are rewarded by the universe when she is given a chance to break her curse and live a long life.
4. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Ariel is the perfect example of standing up for yourself. Being a water creature, she desires a life on land and even though it’s against her nature and everyone else, she chooses to explore that. She goes to all lengths to fulfil her dream. Ariel is even successful in getting a deal of three days of life on land from Ursula, the Witch. Things do not go as planned and her adventures take an ugly turn but that doesn’t stop her. It shows us that taking risks is important and while they will have consequences, they teach you about life and living life.
5. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
You cannot be a flawlessly beautiful Disney Princess if you can’t accept the flaws of others. Belle shows us that. She finds her true love in a Prince cursed as a Beast for his past selfishness. She chooses to believe in him, accept his flaws and give him a second chance. You are not perfect until you accept your imperfections.
6. Snow White (Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs)
When she is poisoned by a Witch, losing her status, loved ones and almost her life, Snow White began a new life with the dwarfs. She doesn’t let life’s cruel experiences make her bitter. Snow White still trusts the dwarfs, makes friends with them. She even becomes happy. It goes to show Princesses are not special because of their status but because of their character. She was the fairest of them all!
7. Jasmine (Aladdin)
Jasmine shows us that you must do anything and everything for true love. Even though her father wants her to marry a prince, she falls in love with Aladdin, a poor man. She believes in him. The Disney Princess Jasmine shows us that truth is blind. It doesn’t care for status or money but only the heart. You must all be ready for all the adventures that the magic carpet of love brings, just like Jasmine!!
8. Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
Pocahontas shows us how to “truly unleash your free spirit”. She isn’t afraid to be herself. She loves her homeland and her roots and she knows what she wants. She also displays great bravery by standing up for the right thing. Pocahontas fights for her tribe even when she is threatened to be killed.
9. Mulan (Mulan)
Mulan, the Disney Princess exhibits the true quality of royalty. The virtue of being brave and not thinking anything is impossible. Being a warrior in a patriarchal society, handling warfare which she barely knows, are all remarkable qualities. She is brave enough to be herself and stand up for the right thing.
10. Rapunzel (Tangled)
Rapunzel, a Disney Princess, teaches us that life will throw lemons at you but you have to make lemonade out of it! Even though the Prince helps her, she thinks of the clever idea to jump off the tower with the help of her long hair. It’s the perfect example to show us that whatever we have is enough to get us out of a tough situation. You just have to think hard!
11. Princess Anna of Arendelle (Frozen)
Disney Princess Anna gives us the value of forgiveness. Years after being troubled by her sister, Elsa’s gift of turning things and people to ice, she forgives her every time. It is her pure and big heart that saves both Elsa and the Kingdom. After all, what is a Princess without her big heart? Unconditional love is what makes her magical!
12. Merida (Brave)
What we learn from the Disney Princess Merida is the skilful use of your virtues. She has an impetuous nature and is gifted to be courageous. However, when she doesn’t know how to handle things, things go bad. Princess Merida teaches us how one must handle their strengths and not let them destroy you!
13. Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
Princess Tiana gives us the most important lesson of them all and that is to work hard no matter what. She works hard to fulfil her dream and doesn’t stop even when she encounters obstacles. She has a tad or should we say toad bit more courage and determination!
14. Moana (Moana)
Moana, like all of us, deals with one of the most important dilemmas of life. Your true and original identity. She is one of the 14 Disney Princesses, who is in search of her true self, to form her own identity. Merely a teenager, she embarks on a series of adventures which help her finally know her true self. The character of Moana definitely teaches us to explore in life and be true to ourselves by forming our own ideas and opinions.
The main takeaway from this article is that the renowned Disney Princesses are women with strong characters and virtues. They fight for their Kingdom, their loved ones and most importantly themselves. They are not afraid to be who they are and that’s what sets them apart.
Even though their tales might be ‘once upon a time’, the Disney Princesses represent the powerful women of today. They are Princesses whose values are far more superior than their status. Their true magic lies in their heart and not in their blood.
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