Varian making Rapunzel steal, and then Rapunzel being very distraught afterwards is hitting close to home recently. I have a friend who has been wanting me to do things that go against my morals. He claims it’s for the better, and he’s older than me.
A lot of people call Rapunzel weak and “too happy” for someone who grew up in the situation she was in, but as a child abuse survivor myself, each and every day I wish to have the same courage and kindness that Rapunzel has in spite of what I’ve been through. She didn’t let how her “mother” treated her affect the way she treated others and that is something I admire greatly about her. Each and every day, I aspire to be as kind and brave as her despite my situation.
A few years ago I made this friend who is in the Tangled fandom. I feel like I now appreciate the franchise a whole lot more because of them. I may even watch the series
I can’t help but relate to Rapunzel from Tangled. I feel as if I’ve done nothing but stare out of windows all my life. With a “mother” who’s holding you back, who doesn’t even care what happens to you or how you feel as long as you’re doing things for her. The feeling of wanting something out of reach, and being trapped in the same place you’ve always been. When will my life begin?
I plan on making a drastic career change after I graduate college. Although I’ve always loved Tangled, I’ve been relating to Rapunzel so much recently because of her fear to live out her new dream, but she gives me the courage I need to take this leap of faith and pursue this new dream of mine.
Whenever I’m in a dark place I watch Tangled simply because of the fact that I can relate with Rapunzel on such a personal level that knowing she got her happy ending and escaped her abusive parent helps remind me that someday I will too.
As an emotional abuse survivor, I really want to relate to Rapunzel (and lots of my friends compare me to her), but I honestly can’t, and it makes me sad. Almost immediately after leaving the tower, Rapunzel is a perfectly functioning, confident person, whereas I only recently stopped having suicidal thoughts and still see a trauma therapist. Whenever someone says “It’s a Disney Movie,” it further irritates me, because so was “Hunchback,” and it dealt with this issue more realistically.
Ever since the movie came out I have very much connected to Rapunzel. My mother is very controlling. She wouldn’t let me cut my hair or have social media and I was practically “locked in a tower” until I was eighteen (which she still has control over me but-). And I love to paint and do art and love to read. And anyways I just wanted to say that Rapunzel is amazing and a true inspiration to people being emotionally manipulated (especially by a family member which is not typically shown in media)