Development Dads - Disney Complex - Prepubescent
Is Snow White A Manipulator?
According to Taylor, she is. Taylor watched Pocahontas more times than any Disney cartoon. The only question she asked was, "When she talked to the old woman in the tree, was she just visiting her favorite tree and talking with herself using her imagination?"
Taylor, however, had no misgivings about Snow White. She just didn't go for her. At first I thought, "Taylor, you seem no different than Grumpy, who was "again it"; but, you are not a Grumpy type." So, I was confused. I think maybe Taylor just thought this sympathetic character wanted everyone to feel sorry for her and protect her because she thought she was royal. A pretty little wimp with princess charm and a knack for playing on your emotions? I guess. Taylor also didn't like her naiveté because she was easily tricked into taking a bite of the apple given to her by a haggy stranger. 'Stranger', of course, being the key word there.
In short, Taylor's gutty, pragmatic, and judgmental rationale always seemed to be, "Would I want her to come over for a play date and sleep over?" Pocahontas, yes; Snow White; no.
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