Stereotypes are generalized ideas about a category of people. They work when we attribute specific characteristics in a very generalized way to all members of a certain social group. Stereotypes are needed to categorize the world around us and ourselves in that world. They set ideas about what behavior is expected of a woman, a man, or a person of a certain age or type of employment. All over the world, women face difficulties getting jobs and have to be torn between their work responsibilities and their families. This is because some stereotypes are false representations of the female gender. In no small part, these misconceptions have been shaped by gender polarization in the arts, including film. For example, the famous film Frozen, which is watched not only by adults but also by children, also reflects some stereotyping.
One of the main characters, Elsa, is the embodiment of the stereotype of female behavior. Her excessive emotionality is disapprovingly open and hidden in the castle. In addition to saying that a woman’s tendency to overreact should be hidden, Anna wants to marry the first man she meets, which is reminiscent of old Disney novels. In these works, the woman was most stereotyped–the princess worked hard around the house, was friendly to everyone, and waited for her prince. The woman’s main stereotypical goal was to get married. Continuing about the film, as opposed to Elsa, Anna and Christophe become the destroyers of gender stereotypes. They challenge gender roles and prove that gender is a spectrum and gender identity can be flexible. Kristoff opens the film as a feminized character and stays that way until the ending.
As for Anna, her transformation says a lot about gender instability. At the outset of the movie, she is fascinated by Hans and is quite distant from the confines of the standard female figure, but ultimately proves to be considerably more than just a beautiful face. One of the first personality transformations one encounters in the movie happens when Anna chooses to find Elsa on her own, regardless of a wish from her then-fiancé Hans. In the early Disney fantasy princess films, a female character was never taken on a distant voyage to save a princess or, in this example, a queen. The prince invariably saves the princess, not vice versa. One other instance in which Anna displays masculinity is when she commands Kristoff to ascend the North Mountain.
Female stereotyping in movies and in ordinary life has been much discussed by various feminist writers, such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Virginia Woolf. Mary Wollstonecraft would undoubtedly have been positive about Anna’s portrayal in Frozen. The writer made equality of women her main idea, so she would have been happy to see the image of the girl endowed with features that were not stereotypical. The same is true of Virginia Woolf. The way she describes Shakespeare’s sister in her essay shows that women in those days were empowered solely based on stereotypical notions of their mental and physical abilities. The writer would have approved of a demonstration of a woman’s natural strength and a demonstration of her strong character. Overall, I am sure that both feminist writers would have been happy to see filmmakers move away from stereotypical depictions of women in contemporary cinema. Today, more time is given to individuality, inner features, and the emotional and physical strength of girls. These metamorphoses show the success of the feminist movement in fighting for equality and portraying the natural qualities of women.