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  1. Mary Jo (Eustis) Seibel
    May 20, 2014

    I loved you piece! In fact, I am forwarding it to our Kerry — mother of Meryn (6) and Lyvia (5), both of whom have seen the movie multiple times!! These granddaughters of mine can, indeed, sing the songs. Lyvia’s birthday gift from Aunt Casey was an Elsa dress that she made (gorgeous!). It was the only thing Lyvia really asked for. So….. guess this in an opportunity for teaching!

    It’s wonderful watching from afar a bit of your journey. I wish you the best of everything and delight in reading your work.

    Mary Jo


  2. Kerri
    May 21, 2014

    Thank you, Mary Jo!


  3. Todd Smith
    May 24, 2014

    Anh and I had all the same thoughts. Maybe they will watch it again at 15 (or 25) and see that Anna is the hero. The movie will blow their minds all over again but in a different way!

    Though it’s tough to beat super powers. Last I checked Hollywood makes nothing but superhero films these days.


  4. Kerri
    May 25, 2014

    Thanks, Todd–and Anh! You are right–It is definitely tough to beat super powers. Sigh.


  5. Lawren Cottles
    May 30, 2014

    Thank you! I didn’t know Elsa was the hero – I thought Anna was clearly the hero of the story – so that’s how much I know! So I decided to investigate. I asked my 11 year old, Catherine who she thought was the hero of Frozen – She said that, even though we see more of Anna, Elsa is the hero. I asked her why and she said, ‘In the beginning of the movie, Elsa has powers but she is afraid of them and can’t control them….by the end of the story she understands her power, can control it and comes back and saves the town.’ She did say Anna was not a side kick like the guys in the story, but not the hero. I said without Anna, Elsa would still be in the forest in her ice castle with the abominable snowman. True, she agreed. Conclusion: the hero is the strength of their bond and love. How about that for a tie breaker!


  6. Denisse Morales
    July 16, 2015

    Hi! I really liked your article BUT I do disagree in a few points, mostly about Elsa. For ME Elsa is the most relatable character of the story, she is not perfect, she struggles, she is afraid, confused, she feels like an outcast and even helpless, but still tries her BEST to protect the ones she loves in the ONLY way her parents taught her to her whole life, even though that hurts her deeply, even though she feels terribly alone, still she doesn’t care and she sacrifices her happiness and the sister she loves sooo much, in order to protect everyone from herself. I don’t think she was a coward, she was only trying to protect everyone, think about it, she was told almost all her life that she was dangerous a menace to others, and of course when her powers were discovered and lost control, all her fears became reality, she almost hurt her sister again and everyone looked at her like a monster, I mean they were literally chasing her while she was fighting to control her powers and struggling not to make any more damage, so of course she ran away, I think she thought it was for the best and she didn’t knew she had covered her kingdom in snow, until her sister told her. So I wouldn’t be so hard on her. On the other hand Anna is just completely adorable BUT ALSO she’s almost too good to be true. Don’t get me wrong I found her bravery, determination and positiveness through it all quite AMAZING, but in reality deep down I think we all are more like Elsa, afraid, struggling, confused and in need of a helping hand form time to time; and MAYBE that’s why even though Anna IS THE HEROE of the story, we still relate more to the flawed Elsa than to her heroic and lovable sister Anna. And well the superpowers are a PLUS.


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