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Ariel Essay

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In 1989 Ariel, from “The little Mermaid,” was the girl—or should I say fish—that every girl wanted to be like, and her lasting impression on all girls around the world has continued to this day. She represents individuality considering she’s the only mermaid princess out of all the Disney Princesses, which include: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, and Jasmine. There have been more added to the original line-up, but you guessed it, not one of them has fins and a best friend who happens to be a crab. Ariel is truly unique, and that’s why she has the power to lure young girls into her world. One of those girls, not surprisingly, is me.
When I was four years old I was in love with anything that had to do with sparkles or tiaras. I was—and still am—the definition of a girly girl. I also loved bubbles, dolphins, the ocean, and anything else that involves water. Something about the water intrigued me; it was mysterious yet beautiful. Perhaps that’s why I fell in love with the girl under the sea. My mom often jokes that I watched the movie so many times that I broke the tape, although I still believe she threw it away on purpose to snap me out of my addictive trance.
Let’s be honest: even now, I want to be her –ridiculously gorgeous, incredible hair, can sing like a star, previous undersea Princess, rule breaker, trouble maker, problem solver, and just naive enough to be cute. But, I know I’m not the only one affected by a mermaid’s persuasion. The Harry Potter series, which have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies, include mermaids in the novels, however; in the movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” the lake in which they reside in looks like a terrible place to live, but in the book, there is really a mermaid village. They have houses, gardens, statues, and pet Grindylows (small-green water demons) tied outside of their homes. Yes, the mermaids are perceived as evil in these books, but that doesn’t mean they are not interesting and do not add excitement to the Harry Potter movies and novels—they ultimately...

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