The long awaited.. PRINCE AND THE PRINCESS…
My final project for my book arts class. Hope you enjoy ;o;
*u* so cuuuute
I like this. I do. But I’m curious as to why it’s two princesses in the end instead of a princess and a prince. If they both effectively switched roles, why is one title changed and not the other? I feel like that one little thing is reinforcing the notion that girls can be tomboys but still be girls, but if a boy wants to dress up as a girl and do “girly” things, he has to forsake his male identity.
Which very isn’t the case because Eddie Izzard.
Changing the princess’s title as well would also lend double meaning to the title.
I don’t think Emilia ever really said that she didn’t not feel like a princess, she just said it was boring for her and that she seemed to imply that she wanted to be a different kind of princess. But over all this is an awesome story and a fantastic way to explain to kids about sexual identity!
At first I sort of wondered why it was ending with 2 princesses, but came to the same conclusion as above. Some of the prince/princess thing makes me a liiiittle wary but I guess it has to be simplified if it’s supposed to be a kids story? It would have been nice to have maybe one more panel that identified Edmund as feeling like she was a girl apart from wearing dresses and sewing, since w/out that it seems to imply that liking these things= you want to be a girl, especially with those first two panels, when that isn’t always true/the whole truth but is something that is widely believed about, for example trans* women (that if they don’t behave in traditionally feminine ways, they aren’t “really” women, thus often restricting them to gender roles if they want people to take their identity seriously). But! It is a nice story and I’m sure it would be enjoyed by a lot of kids.
I do think it was a good move to have them both princesses at the end since it at least concludes with showing two ways to be a princess, rather than just one or the other being correct.