Okay, time to play devils advocate again with one of Disney’s most iconic villains. Maleficent is one of the most well known villains in cartoon history. But, we see a different side of Maleficent in the recent movie about her. We learn that Maleficent is not the evil fair we thought she was. She is saddened by what happened to her when her love betrayed her. Throughout the Maleficent movie we see her grow and become more powerful. Then we see the cursing scene when she tells the king and queen that their daughter will enter into a deep sleep when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel.
Before the recent Maleficent movie came out, I saw Maleficent as an enchantress who liked to live life by her own rules. Maleficent really didn’t care what the others thought about her, she was just wanted to be herself. By doing so we saw Maleficent as an evil villain. We never questioned why she did things the way she did. We never asked how did Maleficent turn out this way. Maleficent is a wonderful role model good or evil because she went her own way.