Frozen and the Strength of Sisterly Love
Since its release in 2013, Disney's Frozen has won a place in the hearts of audiences everywhere with the hit song ''Let it go''
Frozen is the hit Disney animation that broke all the rules of the genre. It puts the focus on the incredible strength of sisterly love as well as other important life lessons.
What is unique about this movie is that sisterly love triumphs over adversity. What’s more, although there are princesses, they are far from the typical damsel in distress of most fairytales.
Frozen is inspired by the story of The Snow Queen, written by Hans Christian Andersen, the author of The Little Mermaid.
In the original myth, an evil ice queen kidnaps a child, who is later rescued by a friend, Gerda. The girl has to overcome grave danger to save her friend, although she has help from a motley band of characters.
Given how dark Andersen’s fairytale is, the producers left out much of the source material as unattractive to audiences. Even so, many similarities to the story of The Snow Queen can be found in the 2013 movie.
Frozen: the kingdom of ice
Frozen tells the story of Elsa and Anna, the princesses of the kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa has the power to freeze everything she touches. When she hurts Anna accidentally, she decides to shut herself away from her sister. Anna does not remember the incident, and thinks that her sister does not love her.
Following the death of her parents, Elsa inherits the throne. Anna decides to marry a handsome prince, Hans, whom she has just met. Elsa, however, does not approve of the match.
In a frightened outburst, her powers spiral out of control, and her magic is revealed in front of her courtiers. The Duke of Wesselton, uncle to the prince, accuses her of being a monster, and she flees, plunging her kingdom into a magical winter.
A brother is a friend given by nature.
–Jean Baptiste Legouvé–
The importance of sisterly love and other lessons from Frozen
- The love between brothers or sisters reminds us that romantic love is not everything in life.
- We should not idealize romantic love or try to change ourselves for it. Everything will come at the right time.
- Sisters are there to love each other, support one another and overcome adversity.