I relate to Princess Anna because I too have had to live in my older sister’s shadow. My sister is a lot older and was a prodigy in school. I’m not nearly as good as she was at anything. I had to miss my 14th birthday because it was the same day as her graduation from Yale. I only got in to community college. I don’t see how Anna is never jealous of Elsa. I always wish I could be someone other than “____’s little sister.” I’m just not gifted or special. I don’t have “magic powers.”
I am an alto who is active in community musicals. I’m secretly working with a voice coach more than ever to heighten my range to sing soprano so when the rights to Frozen become available, I have a shot at playing Anna when my town does it. I have the character, the temperament, the dancing, and all I need is the high voice!
I really hate that people are so negative about Frozen just because it’s popular. Frozen is a really special film for me. It came out at a time when my relationship with my older sister was strained. She was like Elsa. She was scared and didn’t know how to deal with me. I was like Anna. I was lively and I wanted to know her but she shut me out. I thought she hated me. Frozen gave us common ground and brought us together in the most perfect way, for that it will always hold a place in my heart.
My sister once described Frozen as “our whole life story” with me being the one who was very private and shut everyone out (Elsa) and her being the optimistic sister (Anna). And while I don’t particularly mind being compared to Elsa, I’m a little hurt that my sister remembers our childhood in that way. The only reason I felt the need to shut everyone out back then was because of my anxiety and depression. I wish she understood that it wasn’t exactly my fault.
No hate towards Elsa, but sometimes when I see frozen merchandise, fan art or anything Frozen that has Anna and Elsa. I feel a little sad for Anna always seeing her in Elsa’s shadow. I know that’s a weird thing to feel sad over. Maybe it’s because I can relate that I feel sad.
I’m straight but at times wonder if I have a crush on Anna. I think she has a beautiful personality and honestly, she’s hot.
As someone who has a horrible fear of feeling unfulfilled and wasting my life, I actually understand Anna’s hasty decision. She had one chance to change her life and try to find the love she hasn’t had in years and took it. It was naive, but she didn’t want to live in a lonely castle ignored for the rest of her life when it looked like she would never be able to reconnect with Elsa again. I wish people looked at it from her perspective more.