Day Three of the Beauty and the Beast Week! :D Today I'm discussing one of my favorite things about the Disney movie, Belle.
I prefer Belle to Mulan, I prefer her to (cartoon) Cinderella, and I prefer her to Snow White. She strikes a perfect balance between their flaws. Mulan practically abandons femininity, but Belle embraces it. Snow White and Cinderella fall into the damsel-in-distress stereotypes, but Belle can stand on her own to feet. By the end of the movie, Belle and the Beast had each saved each other's lives.
Also, I like Belle because I get her. She's the social outcast of her society and, while that isn't quite how I would describe myself, I'm no Gaston either. My interests often contradict societal norms, but like Belle, I'm usually okay with that.
And I love books. I love experiencing a good story again and again.
Lastly, despite my introversion, you could say I want "adventure in the great wild somewhere," in a sense. I want to dream big, even if I don't have any very specific aspirations at the moment.
And so, because of her femininity matched with capability and her similarity to myself, Belle is my favorite Disney princess.
(minus Lily James's Cinderella, who isn't a cartoon character)
Who is your favorite Disney princess? Do you identify with Belle?