A picture I made for the conest. "Your favorite hero with a DP
In the years I've been on Fanpop, I've noticed that Ariel is one of those characters that people either 'love' hoặc 'hate'. Honestly I'm the only person I know of who doesn't feel very strongly toward her either way. I guess I lean a tiny bit thêm toward the 'Ariel lovers' side because like her just fine, but I don't 'adore' her. But oh well no one is complete neutral. Anyway speaking from the perspective of semi-neutral party here is my opinion about Ariel's controversial behavior. 1. Is Ariel Stupid?
No, I don't think she's stupid. I think she made some reeeeeeeeally bad dissensions like going to an evil sea for help. But keep in mind many of the other Disney Princesses also made dumb dissensions. For example: Belle going to the west wing after Beast told her not to, Tiana kissing a talking frog who promised her money, hoặc Merida going to a witch to change her mother. Those were all bad choices. The only difference between those and Ariel's choice to go to Ursula is Ariel ended up putting a lot thêm people in danger, but having đã đưa ý kiến that the other DPs had no idea who would be effected bởi their bad choices. 2. Is Ariel Selfish?
Yes and No. All teenage girls are selfish and egocentric so she is selfish in that sense, but no thêm selfish than the average teenager. Also the movie 'The Little Mermaid' focuses primarily on HER fulfilling HER dream, so of course she would be thinking a great deal about HERself during that time. But remember many of the other Disney Princesses have behaved in a selfish way. For example: Merida to not wanting to get married and wanting change her mother, hoặc Tiana completely focused on her restaurant and to the that she's loosing friends. 3. Does Ariel Care About Her Friends?
This câu hỏi is kind of linked to the one above, and yes she does care about them. She does get carried away with Eric and maybe doesn't hiển thị them the all care they deserve during the movie. But she rescues cá bơn, bồ câu from a cá mập and thanks him for the statue of Eric. Plus if bạn watch the TV series you'll see she's very loving and caring toward them. Also if bạn don't think she cares about them ask yourself this, why are they Những người bạn with her if she doesn't give a dang about them? Did Ariel Learn Her Lesson?
Yes I believe she did. Even though it's not actually shown in the movie I believe she did. For one thing someone would have to be totally heartless hoặc stupid not to feel bad about causing the damage she did, and I know from watching her she's neither of those. Also at the very end of the movie after the wedding, she and Triton appear to be on good terms so she likely apologized to him at some point. 4. Is Ariel a good role model?
No she's not. I don't think a character who is a rebellious teenager who disobeys her father is a good role model. But that doesn't mean I think she's a bad character. I think she's a very complex character but she's also very flawed which adds to her complexity.