The Elsa/anna Dynamic, Deconstructed 6 Ways
Oh, I've seen Frozen alright.
- 1.Frozen is about the pressure of being an older sibling.Elsa needs to forge a new identity, separate from her parents...she doesn't know how to express it. She explodes in frustration, injuring her younger sister, who is looking to Elsa to clear the path in a simple way.
- 2.Frozen is about PMS.This was my original thought, the first time I saw it. Elsa's carefree until she acts out as puberty is hitting. She's sent to the red hut. She emerges in the follicular, or estrogen, portion of her cycle. She's calm at the start of the ball. Ovulation hits and she loses it. Then,of course, the Let It Go scene in the ice castle. That's PMS, culminating in her period. Done. She's feeling better now.
- 3.Frozen is about figuring out what your work should be.Elsa finds her work self, and it's not what she thought. Her contributions look different than she thought in the beginning. Anna watches on, as an apprentice, trying to learn from her mistakes.
- 4.Frozen is about anxiety.Elsa acts out of a sense of urgency without taking time to appraise the situation. Due to the way her parents modeled anxiety, she loses her ability to trust herself or Anna. She displays cognitive distortions, paranoia, and social anxiety.
- 5.Frozen is about high vagal tone versus low.It's a crazy nerve that connects the brain to the organs. In the beginning, Elsa has low vagal tone, and by the end it's high. Anna's is high throughout. Cause people--vagal tone is the tuning fork of the body.
- 6.Frozen is about marriage.Anna exhibits traits that are actually needed in marriage--resilience, faith, trust. Anna would be great to be married to. Elsa would suck.