Theme of Sacrifice in Frozen
Among the different themes in Frozen, sacrifice is definitely among the most notable. Any and all sacrifices shown in the film are done out of love, which makes sense since part of loving someone means sacrificing your needs for theirs.
- First gif: When the king orders to have the castle gates locked, he is doing out of love and protection for his daughters. Despite the responsibilities he has in ruling a kingdom, he and the queen feel that family comes first, so they sacrifice their royal duties for the benefit of Elsa and Anna.
- Second gif: After Elsa closes the door to her new room, she almost never comes out, no matter how many times Anna knocks on her door and asks her to play. Out of fear of harming Anna again with her magic, Elsa sacrifices her own happiness to keep Anna safe, despite the fact that the lack of communication causes friction between the girls as they grow up.
- Third gif: Kristoff giving Anna his hat in a last ditch effort to keep her warm. This reflects a change in his character, because Kristoff started off as very cranky and closed-off. He was definitely not the kind of person who was willing to share his things with people. But during the journey, Kristoff has grown to care so much about Anna. He hurries back to Arendelle to make sure she gets safe and warm. He knows that his hat may not help very much, but he is desperate, so he feels it is the least he can do. Since he has owned his hat for years, he realizes that now she needs it more than he does.
- Fourth gif: Anna’s sacrifice for Elsa is probably the greatest sacrifice in the entire film. After spending thirteen years of her life being shut out by Elsa and growing up thinking that her sister didn’t like her, Anna still wanted to reconnect with Elsa. Even though she seemed to give up knocking on Elsa’s door by the time she was a teen, Anna never stopped hoping that things could change one day. From childhood, Anna always adored and idolized Elsa, and the childhood memories they shared were all Anna had left before their separation. Yet during the hardest years of their lives, Anna never stopped loving Elsa. When she saw that Hans was about to kill Elsa, she was inches away from being saved by Kristoff. But Anna couldn’t bear to lose another loved one. Even though it was a difficult decision, Anna decided that she would rather save Elsa than herself. Thanks to this decision, not only did Anna save Elsa, but this was the act of true love that thawed her frozen heart. When Elsa expresses her awe at Anna’s act, all Anna says is, “I love you.”
So there you have it for the most notable examples of sacrifice in the film. These show well just how love ties in with sacrifice, especially with Anna’s act. They represent how strong love is, and that it truly does conquer all. :) <3
Awwww if you could add olaf’s act of lighting the fire in the fireplace to warm Anna and risk melting himself, the whole sacrifice theme would be complete