So me and my lil’ brother rewatched Frozen. That was probably my fourth time watching it, but I was amazed that some revelations just struck me earlier…
You remember Olaf and Anna’s scene by the fireplace? that whole: “some people are worth melting for” heart-breaking line?
(yeah that one)
During this scene I practically shouted at the screen, “WHY ISN’T ANNA CURED YET?” this is an act of true love on Olaf’s part.
I mean, we know the act of true love need not be romantic to save her, because it was Anna’s love for Elsa that saved her in the end, so I’m guessing the love of a friend is just a valid right? So then why did Anna’s heart remain frozen?
Then I thought back to it, and that fireplace scene wasn’t the first time Olaf acted out of love for his friends, he also told Kristoff and Anna “I’ll distract him, you guys go.” when they were faced of with that giant snow creature. And there was also this scence with the rock trolls:
AND it wasn’t only Olaf who acted out of love towards Anna while she was cursed. Kristoff did too, and again I thought to myself, she should’ve been cured by Kristoff’s actions ages ago! Remember these scenes?
If that face isn’t the face of someone happy to see Anna in a troll wedding garb matching his own, then I don’t know anything anymore… But then Anna’s condition worsens and Kristoff gets all worried.
(look at that big puppy face)
and then they find out the cure for Anna
And what does Kristoff do? He remembers the story Anna told him of her fiance and how she argued of having true love betweenher and Hans when they first talked about him.
He doesn’t presume to know better than her. He just respects her previous decision and does his best to get her cured.
Look at that amount of worry on Kristoff’s face as he dropped everything and raced to get Anna back to the castle where he believes her true love awaits.
And the first thing he says to her when they get there?
He eases her mind of any concern about him. I think he did this so Anna could concentrate on getting herself cured. And then he leaves her life and doesn’t push his feelings on her, with the final parting words:
Kristoff decided to leave Anna forever with the man he believes she loves, because he won’t be selfish and compete for her when she already loves someone else. THAT SHOULD’VE CURED HER.
And of course we all know what happened after that…
And here I saw both character flaws of Anna and Hans, She was desperate for love, and he was a douche.
and then fast forward to the moment Anna realized Kristoff loves her.
Aw Olaf, don’t expect too much from the human princess, she’s new to this sort of thing…
And then Kristoff came running back because of the escalating harsh winter brought on by Elsa’s powers. He was worried about Anna, nothing new there.
Yah kno, just dashing through the snow, heading for the blizzard, and ignoring his well-being to make sure Anna’s ok. (nice booty shot there btw)
Risking life and limb along the way… This boy keeps on doing acts of true love, man! WHY WASN’T ANNA CURED FROM THIS?
And of course there was Elsa’s love for Anna too.
Let’s get some background on it shall we?
Well, aside from-
their strong bond-
as adorable children.
Elsa’s love for Anna was also one of the factors that made her decide to stay away from the kingdom.
Elsa refused to go back home.
But she kept pushing Anna to return without her.
Elsa wanted Anna to be back in the place she belongs. In the place they call home.
Elsa wanted Anna to have the things her little sister have always wanted. But she knew Anna can’t have them with Elsa around.
Elsa was ready to cut herself out of Anna’s life, and the royal life, to protect her sister from her powers. She was ready to live alone on a mountain just so she didn’t have to worry about her powers hurting people.
And also, when this scene near the end of the movie played:
Elsa was so anxious and confused, as demonstrated by her powers going haywire. She just wanted to be left alone.
But she got caught and she had no choice but to give up. She was set on giving up. She admitted to herself as well that she can’t run from herself. She just wanted one thing…
Elsa makes one lastrequest to Hans to take care of Anna. One last appeal, and it’s not for her own sake… That’s an act of true love too. SO WHY WASN’T ANNA CURED OF HER FROZEN HEART BY THAT?
All of these numerous acts of true love were done for Anna’s sake by the people who truly love her, and yet she wasn’t cured by any of them. The act that cured her was this:
Douche Hans wanted to destroy Elsa so he could take the throne and so he said this.
and this resulted to…
Elsa was so broken she couldn’t care less about anything anymore. She just wanted to wallow in guilt. The harsh blizzard stopped because Elsa’s powers mirrored her emotion of utter defeat.
Meanwhile, Anna was attempting to meet Kristoff so they could kiss and her heart would thaw.
Kristoff and Anna were finally within each other’s sight.
Anna was so weak by this point. She was barely staggering on her way.
Anna had her sights set on Kristoff, but she heard a sword slicing through air.
She turned and saw this scene of Hans standing over her grieving sister with a sword in his hand.
And she grew afraid for Elsa.
Kristoff was still running over to Anna, in hopes of thawing her heart before it’s too late.
But Anna knew what she had to do. If she waited for Kristoff, it would be too late for her sister. She made her choice then, to put Elsa’s needs before her own.
In spite of her weak state, Anna ran to get in between Hans and Elsa and sheilded her sister. Her heart was almost frozen-solid, she was in the middle of turning into ice when she did this.
and Anna succeeded. She got turned into ice, but she managed to protect her sister.
Elsa was wrenched out of her previous misery of thinking she’d killed her sister,
only to be pulled back into brand new misery of seeing her sister frozen solid, standing over her to protect her.
holy ice, this scene made me bawl.
Here we see Anna surrounded by the people that should’ve been able to save her through their actions of true love…
But none of them managed to do it.
I believe the act of true love needed to save Anna, needed to come from Anna herself.
Let’s play the movie some more, shall we?
A few moments after Anna successfully saved Elsa by neglecting her own need to save herlself, she started to thaw off.
Her curse was lifted.
Let’s see why:
It was Anna’s act of true love for Elsa. IT HAD TO COME FROM ANNA.
There have been numerous acts of true love in this movie done FOR Anna, but the one act that thawed her heart was the act of true love that came from her.
And as they said:
I now firmly believe that the one with the frozen heart, is also the only one with the capabilty to free him/herself of that curse.
some boy:as a guy, i have to say, this is just how guys are, this is what the bros are like, im just saying whats on every guys mind, if your man says differently he's lying, real men don't ____, im a piece of shit
1. Sleep without underwear every once and a while, it’s good for you. Maybe even try sleeping naked.
2. Take long baths with tea, ice cream, or whatever you please. Throw in bubbles if that’s your style.
3. Look at yourself like you look at your best friend. Find the freckles you love, what your eyes look best with, what hairstyle compliments your smile.
4. When you look at your naked body in the mirror, only think good things. Say compliments to yourself aloud. Watch yourself smile, and encourage yourself.
5. Take yourself out on a date. Treat yourself to the things you love. You’re alone yes, but there is nothing wrong with that. Remember all the times you were smothered by people and talking crowds, and you only wanted to be alone with yourself.
6. Write yourself a love note. Tell yourself your favorite things about you, and tell yourself all the things you want to become. Tell yourself you’ll love you forever.
7. Take pictures of yourself. Selfies are magnificent! Take 500! Take them everywhere! Find the good lighting! Pick your favorite one and realize what a wonderful work of art you are.
8. Acknowledge your accomplishments, all of them. Got out of bed? It’s hard sometimes and it’s been hard before, so honestly great job. Drink lots of water, and at the end of the day congratulate yourself for staying hydrated. Let yourself know when you are proud, and soak up the feeling of “well done”.