Conceal… Don’t feel…
So wait does this mean that if we took away the whole being able to produce ice thing. This movie might have been about depression?
Disney has come out and said it’s about anxiety and depression so… yeah
the writers literally said that Elsa is a metaphor for depression
But I’m so glad little children look up to this character, and they probably won’t understand what she’s, and I’m sure, some of them will suffer some of these symptoms and look back to this movie, and be amazed by how they idolized this character without truly understanding her until now that they’ve grown up.
Meanwhile there are teenagers and young adults (me included) who are going through this on any level, or have suffered these and can go and watch this movie and feel identified and see a ray of hope for them. I mean, I just read all of the symptoms and this post describes me so well it’s unbelievable.
I don’t think that Elsa is the only metaphor in this movie. Anna, in my opinion, is a metaphor for hope. Since she’s pulled apart from her sister she still tries to get her back for years and years, she doesn’t lose hope for her, even though she does not understand what her sister is going through, she never gives up on her and keeps fighting for her. Anna is Elsa’s anchor. She knows they can fix it together.
Can I now comment on the adult view? My mother’s first thought after watching the movie was: “I wish my sister was like that”. Even adults can feel identified with this story, not on an entire level, but they can pick several aspects where they can feel related to. It amazes me the depth this movie can have if we start analyzing it bit by bit and this is why Frozen is truly a masterpiece.
For people who say disney/animated movies are just for kids you just got slapped in the face.