From hag to heroine: the evolution of the female villain in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent

Farahbod, Marissa Francisco (2016) From hag to heroine: the evolution of the female villain in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this thesis is to subject Disney‘s Frozen (2013) and Maleficent (2014) to scrutiny, in order to achieve a better understanding of the company‘s more recent revisionist approaches to character and plot development. Both movies (especially Frozen) have enjoyed immense popularity among many fans and critics alike, who believe these films to be in alignment with contemporary feminist ideals. By employing both scholarly and popular views, this study offers detailed analyses, close observations and fruitful comparisons, in order to shed more light on the transformation of former fairy-tale villains into heroines and the reasons behind such alterations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 12425
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-130).
Keywords: Disney, Heroines' representation in popular culture, Disney's Frozen, Fairy tales in popular culture, Postfeminism and popular culture
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: August 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Disney, Walt, 1901-1966--Characters--Women; Disney characters--Women--Social aspects; Feminism and motion pictures; Villains in motion pictures

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