Why the original disney princesses are better feminist icons than Queen Elsa.
She’s able to stay strong when her psychopathic stepmom is after her because she’s more beauitful in appearance than her. She manages to keep a smile on her face, and keep a positive outlook on life and she just keeps on going and doesn’t let the fact that she almost died and she’s being hunted down by her dangerous and creepy stepmom stress her out, or worry her. She just keeps on rolling on. Snow is naive, though she helps out with the most strongest of love in her heart.
Cinderella is a abuse survivor, if you don’t think that is strong, you need to quickly think again. She also comes out of the abusive home, compassionate and good-natured, she doesn’t let her step families abuse affect or damage her. Usually a story, just like Cinderella’s would be used for a sympathetic villian backstory, though Cinderella doesn’t let her horrible domestic life destroy her. Cinderella is a survivor.
Despite not knowing and being completely clueless about her past and who real identity, hidden from her- and suddenly being told this real identity, and that she must bewed a royal prince, she’s able to carry this heavy weight on her shoulders, and not break or collapse. Yes, she cries, but crying is not a weakness. Aurora is able to deal with being a princess and a forced marriage to who she thinks at the time a stranger, like a warrior, she’s able to stay strong during the most terrible moments in her life.
She sings a nice song about being free, though she’s completely terrible towards her sister by refusing to rush towards her aid when she strikes her in the chest with her ice magic, and summons a ice giant after her and her guide. She never worries about her sister when she’s in jail, not one moment is her wondering if her younger sibling is safe and ok. She runs away instead of dealing with things, or trying to logically work things out with her people and castle staff. She planned to just run around in circles or something forever ?! Yes, Snow did run away once, but after she realized that she should calm down, and try and find a safe place with food, water and a bed asap. Snow thought things through, she didn’t run around in circles, like a lunatic. Elsa doesn’t have a moment of strength, it’s just faux feminism, like a illusion, like a flashy magical show that tricks the audience into fooling that something complicated is happening, when he’s just doing a simple novice trick. Elsa does a flashy show and dance, and changes costume into a sexy outfit and struts towards the audience with faux confidence, and then slams the door on the audience with a Dreamworks Face smirk. Though, it’s all lies, Elsa is not a strong feminist character. Anna would be more closely matching that role, not fully, but at least Anna does something, she tries, she makes a effort, a attempt. Where does Elsa ever say that she’s going to at least try and battle what’s trying to beat her down ? To try and be a good role model for children ? Never. Elsa lets her demons slowly defeat her to the cold icy ground. Elsa is just fortunate that the sister she treated so shitty, is sympathetic and saves her from everything, even though she treated her like she was just a obnoxious brat that’s clueless. Elsa should be apologizing towards her kingdom, people, and sister- though instead she just creates a childish ice skating ring. If I lived in Arendelle, I would be taking the next boat to 1845 disney verse Canada. Maybe Brother Bear, a much better sibling movie is happening at that time.