The Snow Queen by Kelsey Hamersley. Acrylic. April 2014.
“She was beautiful but all made of ice: cold, blindingly glittering ice; and yet she was alive, for her eyes stared at Kai like two stars, but neither rest nor peace was to be found in her gaze.” -The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
Jack is Elsa’s guardian, and teaches her how to use the powers she was born with
But the guardians are a secret so she must tell no one
When she hurts Anna, she gets scared of her powers, and doesn’t let Jack in much. When her parents die, she is completely insoluble, internalizing everything her parents ever said now that they’re gone (“Conceal, don’t feel.”) She knows she feels things when she’s with Jack so she cuts him off completely.
But Jack still watches over and guards her from afar. Years go by until Elsa’s powers are realized at the coronation ball and she runs away from Arendale, where Jack runs to help her.
He tries to convince her that her powers are nothing to be afraid of, she’s internalized everything her parents said for so long, it’s hard to get through to her. [Song ensues]
ELsa: The snow glows white on the mountain tonight Not a footprint to be seen A kingdom of isolation, And it looks like I’m the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried Don’t let them in, don’t let them see Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Jack: Well, now they know Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door
Elsa: They think I’m a monster, I’ll hurt them, I’ll hurt you!
Jack: I don’t care What they’re going to say Let the storm rage on, The cold never bothered me anyway It’s funny how some distance Makes everything seem small
(Elsa looks at Arendale, a small bump in the horizon, and brightens up)
Elsa: And the fears that once controlled me Can’t get to me at all It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me I’m free
Both: Let it go, let it go
Elsa: I am one with the wind and sky
Jack :Let it go, let it go
Elsa: You’ll never see me cry
Both: Here I stand And here I’ll stay Let the storm rage on
Elsa: My power flurries through the air into the ground My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast I’m never going back, The past is in the past
Both: Let it go, let it go And I’ll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go
Elsa:That perfect girl is gone Here I stand In the light of day Let the storm rage on,
Both: The cold never bothered me anyway
Jack leads her through the mountain pass “C'mon, I know a place” He says. He leads her to an abandoned ice castle, where he’s been living for the past few years. Elsa marvels at how grand it is and immediately takes off to explore. When she comes back down the staircase, jack notices for the first time how beautiful she is
They spend the night at the castle, nothing happens. but they’re both awkward and fumble around the idea of something happening
In the morning as a joke, Elsa outs on Jack’s hoodie, Jack smiles at her from the bed and tells her to keep it.
Jack spends the rest of the day teaching Elsa new snow tricks, although noting that she still doesn’t have a good grasp on how to control her powers
Near the end of the day Hans’ army comes for blood, Elsa’s. Jack scares them off with a snow monster,
(This whole time, Anna ignored Hans’ orders to stay in Arendale and basically went through the whole adventures of the first half of the movie, but ran into Hans as he and the rest of the makeshift army were running from the snow man. Hans convinces Anna that Elsa made the snow man and he takes her back to Arendale, leaving Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf)
Hans’ threats and calls of being a monster and a danger send Elsa into a tizzy and she proceeds to have a mental breakdown, where she has an anxiety attack, loses control of her powers, and hits jack with an ice bolt
Horrified with what she’s done, Elsa runs to Jack, shaking his unconscious body while sobbing uncontrollably, Jack feebly opens his eyes and tells Elsa it’s ok, “The cold never bothered him anyway”
[Let it go reprise/Frozen heart mash up]
Jack: I don’t care
What they say Let the storm rage on, The cold never bothered me anyway
Ice has magic
Elsa: Can’t be controlled
Jack: A frozen heart isa worth mining
There’s beauty and there’s danger here Split the ice apart
Elsa: Beware the frozen heart
Jack: Ice is beautiful!
Elsa: Let it go, Jack
(talking) Elsa: Isnt dangerous what a powerful woman is?
(talking) Jack: Oh, honey, no!
Elsa: My power flurries through the air into the ground
Jack: My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
Both: Let it go, let it go
And I’ll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go
Born of cold and winter air and mountain rain combining. This icy force both foul and fair has a frozen heart worth mining.
Elsa: There’s beauty and there’s danger here
Split the ice apart
Jack: And never beware the frozen heart.
While Elsa nurses Jack back to health, Hans again, goes to capture Elsa, luring her this time by saying the snow monste hurt Anna, torn between love for her sister, and newfound love for Jack, Elsa’s love for Anna is stronger, so she goes back to Arendale with Hans, leaving Jakc heartbroken and Elsa angry that he hurt her sister. Once they leave the ice castle, Hans has his guards tie Elsa up and cover her hands, leading her to the dungeon in Arendale. While Hans tells Elsa his evil plan to kill her and her sister and take over the kingdom
Kristof, Sven, and Olaf overhear his plans. They rush back to the castle to get Jack, tell him what had happened, and rush back to Arendale to save the princesses.
Jack gets to the castle in Arendale right as the dungeon doors to Elsa close up
Jack goes to Hans and makes a plea, his life for Elsa’s
Once fully understanding who Jack is, Hans agrees. Meanwhile, Kristoff and Olaf explain to Anna what Hans has done to her sister. While Hans is taking Jack to the dungeon Kristoff and Anna stop them. intercepting the keys to Dungeon. Jack and Anna run off to free Elsa while Hans and Kristoff duel. Kristoff wins and makes Hans swear never to return to Arendale.
Jack and Elsa reunite
Anna congratulates them on being together again, but reminds them Arendale is still covered in ice. Jack takes Elsa’s hands and shows her how to undo the spell the cast on Arendale
The kingdom is once again a joyous place. Kristoff, Anna, Jack, and Elsa all live together for a bit. Anna and Kristoff get married after a week (Elsa consents because it was more than a day.) While Jack and Elsa take time to let their romance bloom
Anna takes up knitting, thanks to kristoff… Elsa and Jack grudgingly oblige to her itchy ‘gifts’
soon, Jack asks Elsa for her hand in marriage
She says yes, but on the condition that they wear her parent’s wedding attire, because she sees now the good the meant to do, and that they really did love her, power and all.