i did a push up why am i still fat
my mom taught me the therapeutic power of cleaning. open all the windows. throw out the old. wipe down the entire house. burn some incense. roast some coffee. then rest. that way the tears from last night don’t feel as heavy.
To day I have already seen many rants about how Anna and Elsa looked the same as their mother. Although true that Disney should have work on individualizing them a little more. It is also true that Disney has a long line of child parent look-a-likes. Not just for female characters. Tarzan looks…
Alright, so I’m not even going to disagree that Anna is the star of Frozen and that she deserves more attention and praise than what she gets. She’s a fantastic and well rounded character and I love her a lot. Not disagreeing on that.
But let’s talk about how so much of this post is wrong. First of all, it’s extremely unfair to put everyone down and boost Anna up onto a pedestal, but if you must do that, at least don’t do it in such a blatantly wrong and aggressive way. First off, Anna is NOT the responsible and mature woman you’re trying to make it out to be. Anna makes mistakes and irresponsible decisions left and right during the film. She falls for a man she just met, gets engaged, leaves him in charge of the kingdom and that’s only within the first twenty minute of the movie.
She’s reckless, she’s stubborn and she runs head first into situations without giving it a second thought. This does not scream mature and responsible to me. Independence usually requires a certain level of rational thinking that Anna just doesn’t tend to have. I’m not saying she isn’t intelligent, because she very much is, but she doesn’t use these qualities in safe and mature ways most of the time. She’s still very much a child at heart.
I won’t deny that Anna had a crappy childhood. It wasn’t fair to her and it lead to a lot of her issues. But to blame it all on Elsa is wrong on a lot of levels. You’re making Elsa out to be a villain that she isn’t, and I disagree with that most of all. Elsa wasn’t cruel or abusive to Anna, and any issues the two of them have are NOT even Elsa’s fault. Elsa loves Anna more than anyone else in her life; the trolls scared her into believing that her magic was dangerous and their parents exacerbated the situation by taking extreme measures. Elsa grew up truly believing that she would hurt Anna and it was that fear that stopped her from having a relationship with Anna.
Elsa is not a bad guy. She isn’t at fault for the way things turned out and to villainize her for that is missing the entire point of the movie. Elsa is not the selfish, hateful person that you apparently see her as. I get being frustrated that the fandom has latched onto Elsa and hasn’t given Anna the proper attention, but you shouldn’t let that color your perception of Elsa.
You ask why Anna would save “someone like that” but like I said earlier, that’s missing the whole point of the movie. It’s about love. Elsa loved Anna so much that she grew too afraid and pushed Anna away to keep her safe. Anna loved Elsa so much that she would be willing to die for her sister. They both have a lot of issues, but Elsa is not the villain here.
This is so important, you guys. Especially since it’s not often we get two female leads whose redemption lies in their love for each other and not for a man. Let’s not demonize one woman to canonize another, here.