Literary Criticism Of The Snow Queen

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Have you ever wondered what inspired Frozen? The original fairytale, The Snow Queen, was written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1845. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish writer who originally wrote the stories for his children. The Snow Queen was published in his collection Fairy Tales Told for Children. It was written in seven parts. The first Story was called, Which describes a Looking-Glass and the Broken fragments and the second Story was called A Little Boy and a Little Girl. The third story was called The Flower Garden of the Woman Who Could Conjure and the fourth story was called The Prince and Princess. The fifth story was called Little Robber Girl and the sixth story was called The Lapland Woman and the Finland Woman. The seventh…show more content…
“Some few persons even got a fragment of the looking-glass in their hearts, and this was very terrible, for their hearts became cold like a lump of ice.” (The Snow Queen). One of these landed in the eye of a thoughtful boy named Kai, who was best friends with a strong girl named Gerda. Kai’s now frozen heart, called to an evil woman called the Snow Queen, who took Kai into her frozen kingdom. Gerda noticed his absence and went looking for him. She first stayed an old lady who started to make forget what she was looking for. She left and heard birds talking about Kai. She went to a castle where the king and queen didn’t know about kai, but were very kind and gave her a golden carriage to find him. She was then robbed and kidnapped, but she found a girl who told her where to find the Snow Queen. She found them just as the Snow Queen was about to…show more content…
It starts in the Scandinavian kingdom of Arendelle, with two sisters named Anna and Elsa. Elsa has power over ice and snow and uses it to have fun with her sister. While they’re playing, Elsa accidentally hits Anna with ice, almost killing her. Their parents take her to some trolls and they heal Anna but take away her memories of Elsa’s powers. Elsa shuts herself up until her parents die and she has to be coronated. Anna meets the charming Prince Hans of the Southern Isles. She is infatuated with him and asks Elsa’s permission to marry him. She refuses and when Anna keeps pestering her, Elsa loses control and lets loose ice. She runs off into the mountains, lets go of the fear and shows the full extent of her powers by building a beautiful ice castle. Meanwhile, in Arendelle, Anna and Hans are helping people and providing shelter and blankets. Anna takes a horse and goes off to look for her sister. She soon meets a man named Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven. He helps her find her sister. They find her sister but Elsa again loses control when Anna tells her she put the Arendelle into an eternal winter. She ends up sending a piece of ice into Anna’s heart. Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and a snowman named Olaf go to the trolls that healed Anna the first time but they can’t heal her because the ice went into her heart. It is revealed that Anna will die unless someone shows an
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