Thursday, April 6, 2017
Throwback Thursday: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
First published in 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection.
This classic tale is a fantastical fable of two dear friends - one of whom goes astray and is literally lost to the north woods, while the other undertakes an epic journey to rescue him. This charming, strange, and wonderful story is a timeless allegory about growing up and the challenges of staying true to one's self, and it served as the wintry inspiration for the blockbuster hit Frozen.
I will admit it, Frozen has been on my top 5 favorite Disney movies of all time since the minute I finished watching it the first time. I hadn't seen a Disney movie that good since the Little Mermaid. Anyway, when The Snow Queen popped up on my library's overdrive site, I had to listen to it.
I really didn't care for this very short story. First, I'm not even sure what happened in the story. It was pretty weird and trippy. I also could really see nothing in common with Frozen. If this story inspired the movie, they REALLY had to stretch their imagination to make much of a connection. I know this is a really old story and is supposed to be teaching some sort of lesson. I just didn't care for it. The only positive thing I can say about this story is that it was short. I'll re-watch Frozen instead.