Is Frozen just a happy tale that one can watch without worry? Does it contain any hidden agenda meant to brainwash your children? The following are 6 disturbing quotes in Frozen that make me cringe every time I hear them.
1. “Conceal it. Don’t feel it. Don’t let it show.”
When Elsa’s father says this, he’s saying it out of concern and desperation to help Elsa. And, as the story goes, we come to the conclusion that this advice is wrong. While I believe that emotions can and should be controlled, I don’t think I need to go into the danger of repressing them.
2. “No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free!”
This is a line that Elsa sings in the song “Let It Go” when she flees from her castle and runs up into the mountains. The reason that it bothers me is that there is an absolute right and an absolute wrong. This applies for recently crowned queens as well as commoners. Freedom doesn’t necessarily mean a freedom from rules. It’s within the rules that we find freedom.
3. “You can fix this fixer upper up with a little bit of love!”
This comes from the trolls in the song “Fixer-Upper.” While I appreciate the thought that we can just love a difficult person and that person will change, change doesn’t happen until that person meets God and His life-changing love. We don’t change people. God changes people.
4. “We aren’t saying you can change him cause people don’t really change.”
You’re probably thinking by this point that I hate the Fixer Upper song. I really don’t. I like the idea that true love isn’t always to someone who is perfect and that we all need a little bit of grace. However, this line is one that gets my goat. (If I had one…which I don’t…Let me restate.) However, this line is one that fires me up. People don’t change? You want to tell that to the person trying desperately to break his/her drug addiction? “Sorry, honey, people don’t really change. Even if you clean up your life, you’re still a drug addict deep down inside.” What about to the murderer who found God in prison? “Yep, you’re redeemed, but you’ll never escape what you did because you can never change.” This line tells us all to take a long, hard look at yourself. If you don’t like it, if your life is less than desirable, too bad. You’re stuck.
Isn’t the Bible about people changing? Think of the shepherd who became a king, the childless who had children at 90, the lost saved, the coward into a courageous leader of the church? And the greatest change of all? God changed into man so that Jesus could die and change death into life?
God can take your shattered life and make it into something beautiful. Nothing sums it up quite like this song and video – Beautiful Things by Gungor.
“God makes beautiful out of the dust. God makes beautiful things out of us.” I’m firmly believe that some of His most beautiful work is when He takes someone broken and remakes that person into something beautiful.
5. “Some people are worth melting for.”
Olaf says this with such sweetness that you miss the thought behind it. This line comes when Anna is left in a locked room, heartbroken, dying, and alone. Then Olaf comes along. When Anna warns him away from the fire, he replies with this line. I see this everywhere. On Pinterest, t-shirts, in stores, on Christmas ornaments. When I saw the Christmas ornament, that’s when I got particularly mad. Why?
Who chooses which people are worth melting for? Now I would die for my daughter if it was in my power. I would for my husband and my family, too, at least most of them. (Just kidding.) The stranger down the street? I don’t know if I have that in me. So what method am I using? Only the people I love? How does society decide who is worthy to melt for? But this is not the real reason I hate this line.
I believe in a God who loves everyone, not some. John 3:16 “For God so love the world that He sent His only son to die…” And I’m not talking about a snowman melting. I’m talking about God leaving Heaven to die a horrible death for people that reject Him. I rejoice everyday that God didn’t say “Some are worth dying for.” At Christmas, of all times, we should be proclaiming that “All people are worth melting for.” Instead, we take a cute little snowman’s words and put it on the Christmas tree. Some? Forget that! Our God is big enough to include all!
6. Kristoff: Have you had a meal with him yet? What if you hate the way he eats? What if you hate the way he picks his nose?
Anna: Picks his nose?
Kristoff: And eats it.
Anna: Excuse me, sir. He is a prince.
Kristoff: All men do it.
I’d be greatly disturbed if I had to tell you why this is disturbing.