Feminist Disney, waltdisneyconfessions: “It bothers me that Flynn...
waltdisneyconfessions:

“It bothers me that Flynn was the one who cut off Rapunzel’s hair. She had lived all her life based on the decisions that Mother Gothel made for her. Cutting her hair should have been Rapunzel’s defining moment as a character and signified her liberation from Gothel. I feel a bit cheated that even the decision to abandon her old life was also made for without her consent.”

someone wanted my opinion on this- personally I think it’s a good point (see review and “has this been asked before” for more on Tangled if people are interested).   
I mostly disliked it because even though the movie is supposed to be about Rapunzel, the final act of the climax of the film- the most important moment really of the film because it changes the entire course of the future- is done by Flynn.  Which I mean, is okay, but makes the movie fall in line with most Disney movies where the heroine does a decent job of holding her own until the final moment where the man does the job.
I honestly never really thought about the consent thing, but it is a good point.   Even though it is probably obvious that Rapunzel would agree with the outcome and that Flynn obviously had little choice other than to do what he did, it’s important to remember that this plot was entirely created by Disney so such a situation never had to occur as it did- so the reasoning of, “Well he had no other choice!”  Is somewhat false because he could have had one- or she could have been the final hero- if the plot had been structured slightly differently in production. 

waltdisneyconfessions:

“It bothers me that Flynn was the one who cut off Rapunzel’s hair. She had lived all her life based on the decisions that Mother Gothel made for her. Cutting her hair should have been Rapunzel’s defining moment as a character and signified her liberation from Gothel. I feel a bit cheated that even the decision to abandon her old life was also made for without her consent.”

someone wanted my opinion on this- personally I think it’s a good point (see review and “has this been asked before” for more on Tangled if people are interested).   

I mostly disliked it because even though the movie is supposed to be about Rapunzel, the final act of the climax of the film- the most important moment really of the film because it changes the entire course of the future- is done by Flynn.  Which I mean, is okay, but makes the movie fall in line with most Disney movies where the heroine does a decent job of holding her own until the final moment where the man does the job.

I honestly never really thought about the consent thing, but it is a good point.   Even though it is probably obvious that Rapunzel would agree with the outcome and that Flynn obviously had little choice other than to do what he did, it’s important to remember that this plot was entirely created by Disney so such a situation never had to occur as it did- so the reasoning of, “Well he had no other choice!”  Is somewhat false because he could have had one- or she could have been the final hero- if the plot had been structured slightly differently in production. 

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    She trusted him. He knew that’s what she might want and did it to save her. It was the defining moment when she had her...
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    this is a really good point. interesting.
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    Old confession but I’ll use it as the platform (other than the post/response to similar criticism I left on my other...
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    …can someone else explain to me what is going on because this reply doesn’t seem to match up to the above? Or am I being...
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    well, in the fairy tale, the enchantress Dame Gothel (who, in Tangled, was Mother Gothel), cuts it off. i think it was a...
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