Discussing Disney Fan Theories: Snow White's Prince Charming
Dec 10, 2017
- The other night, I looked up some dark Disney fan theories and after seeing the Top 10 favorites and least favorites from Paige5459 (who apparently got that idea from a countdown Sebbers did), it got me thinking of digging down my own opinions of Disney. However, I’m not gonna do a favorites countdown. Instead, if this picks up steam, I’m gonna go over some fan theories about Disney movies and I’ll give my opinion and how plausible I think they are. If there’s a theory I think is complete bullshit, I’ll state why and/or share a personal fan theory I might have for that particular movie.
To give an example of what I’m talking about, I’ll give you one for free:
Prince Charming is Death – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
There’s a lot of us who watched or at least know about Prince Charming coming to take Snow White to live with him in his castle at the end of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves after Snow White spent her time in the glass coffin. However, according to this theory, he didn’t come to save her, but instead he came to give her the kiss of death and ferry her to the afterlife.
Where this theory gets its support:
The horse Prince Charming is pale in color, just like the biblical horse Death rides in the Book of Revelation.
Snow White in the movie had already taken a bite from the apple of death, so perhaps this was Death coming to finish his job.
In the beginning, Snow White ran from Prince Charming after looking down a well. According to the theory at hand, she almost drowned in the well.
Now, do I believe this is a good theory? Actually, I do! I’ve noticed I tend to see darker endings more than the happy ones we get told as children, and one reason I see this is because many times, happy endings just get continued on, so in other words, they’re mostly stories left unfinished. Also, I believe this might support another theory from a different movie, but let’s stick with Snow White!
Like I’d said earlier, Snow White had taken the bite from the Evil Queen’s poisoned apple, and true love’s kiss undoing death is a fairy tale cliché I find rather odd in this case. I mean, maybe they were going for a weakness in the Evil Queen’s curse, but unlike Sleeping Beauty, there weren’t fairies to modify the curse of the witch’s concoction in this movie. So with that in mind, where was there room to fit in the weakness of true love’s kiss in Snow White?
Also, a shiny castle could be an allusion to the Kingdom of Heaven, but I don’t know enough of the Bible to properly conclude that. The pale horse is what really sold me on this theory though. There is no denying the Book of Revelation here. And because Snow White was “the fairest in the land”, it would only make sense for her to be ferried to Heaven on the pale horse. There is also of course the fact that in Dante’s Inferno that the virtuous pagans go to Limbo where they spend the rest of eternity living in a castle that would be a deformed version of Heaven. So I guess take your pick?
But this I feel was a good theory to start off on and if there’s a good amount of demand from this one, I’ll do more.
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