4. Ariel

Ariel from The Little Mermaid taught me that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for those you love. Ariel is one of the Disney Princesses who seems to inspire the most negative opinions. Critics say that she teaches girls it's okay to change yourself for a man, to run away from your family and friends in order to be with someone you barely know, and it's okay to make a deal with the "devil." Let's look at this whole situation in a different light. Ariel believed she was in love and made a sacrifice in order to be with the one she loves. Yes, she was lucky that her prince didn't end up being a horrible person and that they lived happily ever after, but it still taught me a valuable lesson about making sacrifices for someone else. Another lesson Ariel taught me that isn't as subtle, is that actions speak louder than words and that you can also comb your hair with a fork.