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Close Reading Disneys Impact On Children When you were eight years of age did you ever think that watching a cartoon may have an influence on you Or did you think it was entertainment Rosina Lippi-Green the author of Teaching Children How to Discriminate expresses her view regarding the influence children receive when watching Disney films Lippi-Green argues that Disney films have a heavy impact on a childs perception of viewing people She claims that children learn to assign values on the basis of variation in language linked to race ethnicity and homeland In her conclusion she states the following sentence What children learn from the entertainment industry is to be comfortable with same and to be wary with other and that language is a prime and ready diagnostic for the division of what is approachable and what is best left alone502 An extended close reading can be done on Lippi-Greens summarized conclusion and the words same and other can be observed and analyzed How do the words same and other relate to the whole text Throughout Lippi-Greens essay Lippi-Green provides many statistics and facts One of the facts she presents is the fact that by majority the main characters in Disney films speak MUSEMainstream US English By looking at the quoted sentence one can tell that the sentence is directed to a white audience Although not pointed out Lippi-Green argues her point is to be true for white viewers only by assuming that the audience reading her essay is a white one Why Because if you were a colored person watching a Disney film you may feel uncomfortable and uncertain of not only yourself but maybe also your community and culture How does the word same and other relate to the whole essay First of all what does the word same and other mean Throughout the essay Lippi-Green writes how Disney films send out a message that people with foreign accents not including
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