A سروے was recently made about who was the most selfish DP, and I was shocked and annoyed at what people were saying about Elsa (and Merida... But I guess I may have to make that مضمون later) being selfish.
I know this point is already being debated on the poll, so some may find it a bit repetitive to read this, but I wanted to make a really detailed examination about Elsa and her 'selfishness'.
One argument I read was: "in the beginning part when she forbids Anna to marry him, it's just because she doesn't want to see Anna have fun with others while she is alone in her own sadness....".
Is there actually any evidence to support this? She says "you can't marry a man آپ just met", which to me is a piece of sensible advice to PREVENT HER SISTER FROM GETTING HURT. Hans is a complete stranger. If Anna had listened to her sister and not trusted Hans so easily in the first place, neither of them would end up almost dying at the end of the movie!
LISTEN TO HER ANNA!
Elsa has never at any point کہا she doesn't want her sister to be unhappy while she is miserable. When Anna says she isn't happy living the way she is, Elsa says she is allowed to leave. Elsa also tells Anna to go back ہوم and have fun and enjoy the Sun later on in the film while Elsa herself is still in nervous isolation. In fact, all Elsa seems to care about is Anna, Anna's safety and her happiness. To say she is being selfish for stopping Anna from marrying Hans because she Elsa is too sad to let it happen... Is completely without evidence.
If Elsa didn't want Anna to be happy while she was THIS upset... Why did she allow her to leave?
Another point is: "She is also selfish سے طرف کی running away to the ice palace and doesn't want to remove the eternal winter سے طرف کی saying "I can't". What proves she can't remove it? She's just lazy to think although Anna has already encouraged her."
There is no evidence that she "doesn't want to remove the eternal winter". All she ever says is that she "can't" remove the winter. She doesn't "know how". She never says she doesn't want to. In fact, she nearly has a complete breakdown because she is horrified that she can't reverse what she has done.
Look how upset she is!
Also, what آپ don't seem to understand is that Elsa is completely insecure and DOES NOT THINK SHE CAN CONTROL HER OWN POWERS. She doesn't think she can remove the winter not because she is too "lazy", but because she has never been able to control them.
The trolls told her she was dangerous and she believed them. She thinks the winter is just part of her curse, something she can't control. She feels completely powerless and is too busy to have a panic attack and is far too panicked to think logically and really TRY to remove the winter. She is plagued سے طرف کی self-doubt. She doesn't have enough self-belief یا optimism to reverse the winter. No amount of "encouragement" from Anna was going to change that. SHE IS NOT BEING SELFISH.
Then came: "She made an ice قلعہ and lived there, brought cold weather to Arendelle (people didn't like cold weather) and did not care what was going to happen to the people if they're going to freeze یا not."
Elsa "did not care what was going to happen to the people"? Where does anything support that? She did not know what she had done to her kingdom, so آپ can't really use that as an argument for not caring about her kingdom. She ran away from her duties and responsibilities as Queen, but I think that was so she didn't hurt her subjects and she was terrified that they would judge, not because she didn't care about them.
Also, she cared a lot about all the damage her ice was causing. Remember how horrified she looked when she said: "Everywhere?".
This is her not caring?
She absolutely would have reversed the winter IF SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD. However, as I have already said, Elsa was far too shocked and insecure to do that. If insecurity is selfish, then I most be the most selfish person I know.
And finally there was this: "During the fighting scene she was about to kill one of the man, just to protect herself she could explain to them."
Did it look like the group of men ATTACKING AND TRYING TO KILL HER were open to explanation to you? If trying to protect yourself from dying at the cost of another persons life is bad, then Prince Phillip is selfish for killing Maleficent and Mulan is selfish for killing Shan yu.
So I hope آپ can agree, Elsa is NOT selfish. She does things that could be considered selfish, but under it all she is either being too insecure یا trying to protect her sister. And when آپ compare that to all the selfless things she does (most of which I haven't had time to mention) it become blindingly obvious that Elsa is not selfish.
Thanks for reading. I may be writing an مضمون like this for Merida really soon as well :)