Language and Gender in Disney

Essay by charlottefreydefontHigh School, 11th grade August 2014

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Charlotte (Charlie) Freydefont 11LiS

English Language and Literature

Gemma Markham

Language and gender Disney Controversies


In class we looked at language and gender, talking about how not only advertising companies use genders and sexual reference to attract the crowd they where looking for, but also criticize other companies for this same reason. Disney movies have been denounced for this motive. I particularly related with the discussions about these subliminal messages, because I have grown up and been raised by the morals that the stories bring to young children. The secret messages that have thought to be imbedded in the movie also show a different perspective to the innocent outlook that I am supporting. I will take a few alleged cases that are assumed to be indecent, and explain them. I also want to find the reason why Disney animations show any messages at all.

I have decided to write this task as an opinion column, this writing style is an article that expresses personal or simply different viewpoints of an issue.

Following conventions, I will use the simple article structure, such as a headline, and subheading and an image with a caption.

Regarding the tone of this piece, I would like to make it almost colloquial with some aspects of a professional tone with humor to inform and have credibly but still remain congenial and make the reader comfortable. This would allow the text to be well received and more widely accepted

I would like this text to be intended for a more adult audience, as this topic is more mature, however I would still like my piece to be light and interesting, therefore, I would like to involve images and more common language. To make my piece interesting to the older audience I would still use more...