Definition of heroine: a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities.
My favorite Disney heroine? Well... there are many characters in Disney films that, for me, fill the part quite nicely. There is, for instance, Fa Mulan. The young woman who dares to slip into boy's garb and fight for her family. Or there is also Pocahontas, who stands for her beliefs and defends the man she loves. I'm sure you would agree that either of these ladies would fit the bill perfectly. But today I've chosen a rather different kind of heroine. She's not what you would usually see under that title. Her talents are underestimated, but effective. Her job includes gently tucking little ones in bed, she lovingly shares stories of pixy dust and pirates, and (most importantly) she cherishes her childhood.
This is Wendy Darling.
She's curious and honest, with a love for adventure. Her innocent adoration for Peter is so sweet, as is her little blue nightdress and ribbon in her hair. :)
When in Neverland, she cares for several little lost boys, along with her two young brothers. They lovingly dub her "Mother" as she lulls them to sleep with her stories. Wendy is on the verge of growing up, and yet lingers to avoid it.
Usually polite and gentle, she shows strength and bravery when threatened. She dreams and fantasizes, and isn't ashamed to play along as the pirate or Indian.
"You can't stick it on with soap, Peter. It needs sewing. That's the proper way to do it. Although, come to think of it, I've never thought of it before... um... sewing shadows, I mean."
Oh! And her name is Wendy Darling. I may be odd, yes. But that is the most precious name ever. :)
Which heroine do you love?