I have been inspired door seeing artikels that defend Ariel on Fanpop so I thought I would write my own.
Ariel also gets a lot of flack and it drives me insane! People say Ariel is anti-feminist because she gives up her voice to be with Eric. She always wanted to be human. At the beginning of the film she was collecting artifacts of the human world. Do u think she was collecting artifacts because of Eric? The song Part of Your World, she wasn't even singing about Eric. Her fascination with humans is what lead her to become interested in Eric. If it wasn't her fascination with humans, she wouldn't have known who Eric was.
If King Triton didn't destroy Ariel's treasures, she would not have gone to see Ursula. I think the reason Ariel saw Ursula was due to the fact King Triton destroyed her treasures, as I mentioned earlier, if Triton didn't destroy her treasures, Ariel would have most likely not have gone to see Ursula. I'm tired of people putting all the blame on the movie on Ariel when some of it was Triton's fault. While some of it was Ariel's fault, not all of it was. I don't Ariel giving up her voice makes her weak, I think it makes her meer real & relatable. Sometimes u have to sacrifice things to get what u want. Ariel was the 1st Disney princess to have flaws. I don't understand why feminist still attack Ariel when she is active in her story. I don't think Ariel is anti-feminist. Giving up her voice was not a wise decision but u can't completely blame her for going to Ursula after what her father did. How would u feel if your father destroyed the things u loved?
Bottom line: Ariel isn't as anti-feminist as people say she is.