Tag: Protagonist

“Turning Red” and the Relatable Struggles of Female Adolescence and Motherly Love

“Turning Red” and the Relatable Struggles of Female Adolescence and Motherly Love

From exploding emotions to cute boys in boy bands and high school crushes, “Turning Red” brings many hilariously similar expectations of a girl going through tween life, but it also sinks deeper into the cultural war that the protagonist has with her mom. The protagonist, Mei, is given a gift and a curse that whenever she exerts her emotions, she turns into a giant red panda.

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