I've already made an artikulo like this for my tuktok 7 (link
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), and thought it was about time to make one for my eighth, Jasmine. Despite Jasmine's "low" place, I really, really pag-ibig her! If you don't include Anna and Elsa on my list, she's actually sixth. I've really been warming up to hasmin lately, moving her slowly out of my bottom 5 and there's a possibility that she could ilipat up even higher. This will be a scene-by-scene review, so it may get quite long. So let's get started with the article!
We're introduced to hasmin with a bit of a bang. I pag-ibig how she stands her ground against her father and stands up for what she believes in. She's in no way passive and if she believes there's a problem she wants to fix it. I find this very admirable, as I'm quite passive myself (more so in real life than on here), and I pag-ibig how she's not just going to get married because the law says so. Some find her spoiled or bratty because of this, but marriage is no small thing, and I think hasmin is completely justified to have the feelings she's feeling. You can also tell from this first scene that hasmin is a free spirit. She just wants freedom and equality, which reminds me subtly similar to Pocahontas (who's in my tuktok 3). All in all, Jasmine's first scene captivates me immediately and her presence really stands out.
The susunod scene we see of Jasmine, the marketplace scene, is my paborito scene for hasmin as a character. The scene as a whole hints towards many of Jasmine's less appreciated personality traits. She's actually quite kind, which is shown sa pamamagitan ng her giving the mansanas to the little boy. Also, she's a quick thinker. She plays the part of a crazy woman masterfully and she quickly learns how to jump from buildings. I pag-ibig how she doesn't look down on the townspeople. She doesn't think of herself as "better" than them. She actually gets to know Aladdin and actually opens up to him. I pag-ibig the scene where hasmin is talking about the castle. It, again, leads to the fact that she really doesn't care about the materialistic stuff of being a princess. I really think people should give hasmin madami credit for her kindness and wit.
The susunod scene, we get the news that Aladdin is "dead". I pag-ibig how hasmin is already so invested in a "street rat" affirming that she really could care less about social status. I pag-ibig how hasmin says the words, "It's all my fault Rajah" as it shows that she's not afraid to admit her faults and take responsibility for her mistakes. Princesses like Merida always get praised for that, but hasmin (and Pocahontas I might add, but that's off topic) immediately take responsibility for their mistakes.
"I am not a prize to be won!" Ahh, Jasmine's famous words, and how true they are. She again stands up for herself and won't take any of the crap their trying to force on her. I pag-ibig how sarcastic she is when she first talks to "Prince Ali". Sarcasm is one of my paborito qualities and it's one I admire in Jasmine. Only after "Prince Ali" opens up to her does she give him a chance, which again affirms the point that she doesn't care one bit about looks or social status, just who the person is on the inside. Jasmine's intelligence is again displayed in her saying, "It's a shame Abu had to miss this," which was a really smart way to go about the situation in my opinion.
I pag-ibig towards the end, hasmin tries to help the situation, but ends up failing. I've always loved characters that can't do it all (which is probably why hasmin is a spot higher than Mulan on my list) and I think this makes hasmin madami relatable and less of a super-character. She's even willing to halik Jafar to help the people she loves, which shows how she puts others above herself. Again, she's an amazing actress. Which I find entertaining and admirable. She's also excepting of other's flaws. She realizes why Aladdin lied and accepts him for it. hasmin is accepting, smart, yet can't do it all.
To conclude, hasmin is wonderful. She's free-spirited, kinder than ibingiay credit for, uncaring of social status, realistically flawed, quick-witted, and all and all just a well rounded character. She can be a bit rash and emotional, but her flaws add to her character and just make her really fun to watch. Jasmine's definitely an amazing character and I'm glad I'm finally learning this. Thanks for pagbaba everyone :)