Krista Basilio’s review of Princess and the Frog
Charlotte (The Princess and the Frog)
As mentioned above, Charlotte is the beloved daughter of Big Daddy La Bouff, who happens to be the wealthiest and most powerful man in New Orleans. The two reside in New Orleans' garden district, where they were regularly visited by Tiana and her mother. Ever since early childhood, Charlotte has been doted on and given everything she wanted, and thus gained a very spoiled and shallow personality. Even though she can act self-centered, the lovely debutante is generous. She has always dreamed of marrying a prince and living a storybook life, thus would wear beautiful princess dresses as a little girl, made for her by Eudora, who Big Daddy declares to be the "finest seamstress in New Orleans. She's a ditzy, impulsive diva filled with spunk and flare. She shows no ill will to Tiana and loves her like a sister, even though Prince Naveen wanted to wed Tiana rather than her, and kisses a frog for her even though she won't get to marry Naveen, thinking she is the princess who must kiss the frog to break the spell.
Their friendship intrigued me, so for fun, I decided to write an comparative essay analyzing the two girls. What is the value of friendship? How can it be measured? Why do we keep trying to set guidelines anyway? I remembered thinking the same thing after the seventh an eighth time too. I found myself intrigued by the dynamic between Tiana and Charlotte, and wondered if one girl was more of a friend than the other one. So naturally, being the inquisitive geek that I am, I had to evaluate the situation, and being the writer that I am, I of course had to provide a solid, well written argument, with a side-by-side comparison, in favor of my beliefs.
Have you found yourself yet?
The 49th Disney animated feature film , the film is loosely based on the novel The Frog Princess by E. Set in New Orleans , the film tells the story of a hardworking waitress named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. After kissing a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil voodoo sorcerer, Tiana becomes a frog herself and must find a way to turn back into a human before it is too late.
Big Daddy spoils Lottie, and notably often commanded princesses dresses to the seamstress Eudora. The latter often bring Tiana , her daughter of the same age, to work. And she used to tell fairy tales to the two little girls. Lottie enjoyed them quite much, explaining why she loved princesses stories and dresses. In fact, Lottie wished to become a princess, and said she was capable to kiss a frog to achieve this goal. When Lottie become an adult in the Roaring Twenties, she still love pink, princess-like disguises, and continue to wish to become one usually on the stars. And despite still spoiled by her father, Lottie is quite nice, and still friends with Tiana.