Argument As A Villain In Walt Disney's Frozen

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Inspired by Walt Disney 's 1959 animated film Sleeping Beauty, the 2014 release of Maleficent introduced a villain with a backstory, justifying her immoral actions and elevating representations of non-conforming gender identities. Complete with a harshly angular facial structure accentuated with bold red lips and pale complexion, Maleficent is fearsome but also mesmerizing. Not only is she breaking gender binaries, but she parades her dominance and confidence in order to ensure no one disrupts her kingdom, the Moors. Maleficent 's first prominent entrance places her standing above King Henry’s mass armed force, who are ready to invade the Moors. Through the shots of thunders and dark clouds, Maleficent stands coldly with her wings…show more content…
She has abilities beyond her control and society’s understanding. In Frozen Elsa is in need of love and understanding to become a protagonist. Elsa’s isolation from heterosexual society makes her cold and unaccepting of companionship as she does not express interest in men. However, while Elsa conveys a broader, universal message of individual freedom and holding a position of power as a woman, she powerfully illustrates the struggles of anxiety, fear, and anger when it comes to concealing a secret about herself most people would be unaccepting of. For this reason, Elsa, a societal reject, has become a gay icon. She struggles with her secret ice power that is only resolved when she learns to accept herself for who she is. In many ways, Elsa gives strength to LGBTQ audiences living in the shadows, while also validating gay people who have been brave enough to come out. The film’s central song, “Let it go” may even be read as a coming-out anthem. With lyrics like, “Let it go, let it go/ Turn away and slam the door/ I don 't care what they 're going to say,” Elsa powerfully emulates the experiences of many LGBTQ people by turning ignominy about being different into newfound pride. The perceived queerness of Elsa, who finds the courage to "let it go" and be herself, is unlike past queer-coded characters in Disney animation for the reason being that her

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