For Writing Assignment, you may use one or more the following texts, to complete the following prompt below: Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Lorax t.v. show, Andersen’s Little Mermaid, Disney’s Little Mermaid, Miyazaki’s Ponyo, Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and/or the Wizard of Oz film.Aside from The Lorax, all the texts read/watched. It is feature young or adolescent girls as the main protagonist. Compare/contrast the representation of the young female protagonist in one text from each category (a/b/c): a) the nameless little mermaid, Ariel, or Ponyo, b) Carroll’s Alice or Disney’s Alice, and c) Baum’s Dorothy Gale or MGM’s Dorothy Gale. Be sure to make a clear claim about the message each text communicates via the main protagonist’s journey and support your claims about the book/film with textual evidence (i.e., direct references to the film and direct quotes from written texts). You must use at least 3 direct quotes / film references and include a Works Cited page in MLA style.
Consider one or more of the following questions as you compare/contrast the three girls you chose: What is the main difference between how each of the girls handle the main conflict or problem they must face in their stories? How do each of the girls work to develop or construct their individual identities in the face of societal expectations? What do each of the girls learn throughout the course of their journeys?