Princess Ariel may be your protagonist of Disney’s classic 1989 animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. She’s the seventh and youngest girl of King Triton along with Queen Athena, rulers of the undersea realm of Atlantica. She lived through much of her young life with a long-standing – nonetheless forbidden – respect of the individual world, and longed to experience life on the surface.
Ariel is loosely centered on the nameless protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen’s Danish fairy tale”The Little Mermaid”. Yet, unlike Andersen’s fairy story in which the nameless protagonist Dies, the Disney animated feature film has a happy ending.