Gender Roles in Giambattista Basile’s Sun, Moon, and Talia, and Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

Irwan Sumarsono, Eny Kusumawati, Elizabeth Anggraeni Amalo, Imam Dui Agusalim, Radina Anggun Nurisma


This study examined the similarities and differences between two literary works, Giambattista Basile's Sun, Moon, and Talia and Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty, emphasizing gender roles. The authors examined how both male and female characters were portrayed in the short stories. To analyze this problem, the qualitative methodology was employed. The data sources were acquired through library research. The primary data came from the two short stories, while the supporting data came from other sources such as journals, e-books, and other internet-based material that was relevant. In both stories, male characters are stronger, more powerful, and more dominant than their female counterparts, as indicated by the study's findings. This analysis also found that both stories were presented differently by their respective authors, with Sun Moon and Talia depicting the patriarchal structure more explicitly than Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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