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Thoughts on Plot
The plot of Frozen is based on the relationship between two royal sisters, Queen Elsa and the Princess Anna. Elsa possesses powers beyond anyone's understanding, and therefore has hidden them from everyone, including her sister, for the entirety of her life. At the ball celebrating her coronation, Elsa is angered by her sister Anna for requesting to marry a man she had just met, and is overcome by emotion. In her fit of rage, she exposes her powers to all the attendees, and subsequently flees the kingdom in search for solitude and understanding. Anna insists on following, setting off the events of the entire movie.
Meet the Main Character: Princess Anna
The main character of the movie is a lovable young woman on the precipice of adulthood, but who has yet to be able to find herself in the way that young adults often do. Her character is meant to be an innocent force for good that is forced to reexamine her ideals and ways of thinking. Anna's personality is a driving force behind the plot, with her idealistically positive way of thinking pushing other characters onward through the story.
Thoughts and Themes
The resounding theme of Frozen is to stay true to one's self, even if you fear that others will not accept you for who you are. Anna and Elsa are each uniquely forced to confront who they are and who they wish to be, and to push themselves to be the best of these possible. The theme is evident through the interactions of the characters, the plot points, and the overall theatrics of the movie.
Diction as Used
The diction of the movie is directed to a younger, childish audience and therefore does not utilize a particularly varied or high-level vernacular, instead choosing to use references and words that would be understood by the youngest generations. The diction used is clearly not reflective of the time period it is set in, as it would then not be accessible to its desired audience. The differences in diction are however notably between Elsa and Anna, in that Elsa often uses a more stilted or formal sentence structure, with Anna speaking in an easy-going, understandable way.
Sound of Music
The music in Frozen is instantly recognizable and is what has made the movie so popular. The music is catchy, easy to sing-a-long to, and fun to participate in. The success of the movie can be absolutely contributed to the side-along success of its soundtrack, which is being sung in homes, classrooms, and anywhere with a CD player across the world. The music is also essential to the movie in that it helps to deliver dialogue in a more emotional way, allowing the characters to express themselves beyond a simple conversation or gesture.
Spectacle and Scenery
Different aspects of "spectacles" are used throughout Frozen. It particularly utilized special effects to help emphasize Elsa's powers. The beauty of the scenery created by her portrays her gift in a way other than the harsh judgment cast upon it by the other characters. It shows that her powers don't have to be used only for the evil that it has been assumed they will be used for, but they instead can be a thing of beauty enjoyed by all. Another "spectacle" utilized in the movie is that of costumes worn by the characters. The characters all have a specific way of dress that helps to exemplify their personality, and also to denote the place they are at in the movie.