“My daughters are very much like Anna and Elsa, but instead of having ice magic, the younger of the two has autism. She is unable to be social. Her big sister is just like Anna, always trying to play with her and interact with her. Taking them both to see Frozen was a great thing, because my firstborn pointed out how her sister is just like Elsa on the way out of the theater. I asked her, “how does Anna help Elsa with her problem?” She said “Love will thaw.” Then she hugged her little sister”
Another thing I’d like to point out, is this sort of relationship (one I have as well with my brother) makes the “Anna” of the relationship very strong, emotionally. Anna loves Elsa of course, but it’s more than that. Anna lived her entire life alone in a castle (where I bet her parents were very busy with Elsa) This girl climbed up a mountain and almost froze to death to help her emotionally damaged sister, and when the sister knocked her away, she knew that was all Elsa knew how to do. Anna understood that, she was used to it. Elsa almost killed her and she never blamed her sister and used her last moments to save her.
And even with all of that, she is still her own person. Awkward, silly, happy, a hopeless romantic and also very confident and strong. She doesn’t let her sister define her. She lived her whole life a certain way because of her sister’s “disability” (or rather super awesome snowy super power) and she turned out beautiful, wonderful and happy.
Anna is the strongest Disney character I have ever seen because she has the strength to be her own person when her sister has defined her for her entire life.
Disney rant over.