Last week I posted with images and links for the 7 Deadly Sins of Disney Princesses, so I thought I would follow it with the 7 Virtues of Disney Princesses. These were not made by the same artist, but they’re both on DeviantART and I believe they inspire one another. Thanks to pat7 for these gorgeous creations! Here are the princesses, shown in a more positive light!
Belle as Temperance certainly makes sense – she was quite patient and open-minded. She wanted fair treatment and justice for her social outcast father and the beast, and Gaston’s conceit held no interest for her at all. Good job Belle!
Poor Rapunzel didn’t have much choice in the matter, but the virtue of Patience works for her. She waited, more or less patiently, just growing out her golden locks and waiting for rescue. She could also fend for herself, which makes her an extra-appealing princess in my book. (Click “read more” at right for the rest)
Next up – Mulan as Humility. How perfect is that? Mulan had to set aside her own pride – and her family’s pride – to do what was right. She couldn’t allow herself any vanity, because she had to keep up appearances as an ordinary male soldier. She also made plenty of mistakes, but rolled with them graciously. Mulan is one of the best role models of all the Disney princesses, in my opinion, so I’m in favor of this.
Esmeralda definitely works as Kindness – she was nice to poor Quasimodo when almost everyone else was downright cruel. I feel like I don’t remember this movie as well as the others, so I may have forgotten some details about her. Nonetheless this gypsy gal personifies kindness and sets a good example, so two thumbs up!
Tiana is the very definition of Diligence, and I love that her story was set in beautiful New Orleans. She works two jobs to reach her goal of opening her own restaurant. Plus, let’s not forget that the poor thing was turned into a damn frog, and she had to search out a princess for her frog boyfriend to kiss. How much does that suck? Not only are you a frog, but you also have to find a freaking princess for the love of your life to kiss. No bueno, but way to go Tiana.
Giselle isn’t one of the “official” Disney Princesses, but I believe that’s because Disney didn’t want to pay image rights for the use of her face. To me, though, she absolutely counts as a legit princess of the Disney cartoon variety. Giselle as Charity is lovely, and very apropos. This girl does not mind scrubbing, cleaning, baby-sitting, helping small animals, or even doing windows. Can she please come to my house for a while?
Pocahontas does strike me as the best representative for Chastity. The term refers to abstaining from sexual activity, which I can’t really comment on for her (who knows what her and John Smith were up to while they painted with all the colors of the wind, ya know?), but also to chastity of spirit. Pocahontas is pure of heart, and she respects the purity of nature. Now I will be singing that damn song for at least a week – greaaaat.
Do you agree with how virtuous (or not) these ladies are? Would you switch anyone around?