It's more or less about the fact that they finally want a member of the princess line-up to have absolutely no need for a relationship or for the prospect of one.
(Although personally, and you didn't hear this from me, but I'm pretty sure at least some of them are a little biased. Those few are also fan fiction writers who have written original characters for Elsa so they seem to already have an idea of what kind of a person would suit her. It might seriously disappoint them if Disney were to create a canon love interest for her because whoever they make very likely won't turn out to be at all like the one they came up with for her. To be honest, most of the reason I want Elsa to stay single is because I really don't want to witness the way some of them will explode over the whole issue.)
Post by Butterscotch on Mar 13, 2015 6:43:12 GMT -5
Yeah, pretty much all of this. ^
Though it does go deeper than people wanting Elsa to be single because they ship her with their original-donut-steal-Marty Stu-fan character. A lot of fans, for various reasons, don't think of Elsa as straight. If Elsa got a canon love interest, it would almost certainly be with a man, and for those fans, it would be a slap in the face. I actually view Elsa as being asexual myself, and yeah, personally, I'd like her to stay single just to show people that you can have a happy and fulfilling life without romantic love.
I won't deny I have enjoyed the idea based in fanfiction that Elsa may have a more "liberal" sexual orientation. Or not at all. And if she remains single, the fans can indeed let their imagination flourish as to whether she would have a love interest or not.
However there has been an extreme amount of cruelty being hurled at all of the other princesses and heriones from Disney's past because they have a love interest. Finding a partner in life should not classify (male or female) one as co-dependent. Among other not so G-rated choice of words.
The main reason I would prefer Elsa to be a single gal is for literary purposes. Anna and Kirstoff are a healthy happy charatcer couple who benefit in life from each other with their romance. When I saw Frozen, what impressed me most about Elsa is that her character fulfillment is displayed without any romance ties. Nothing felt forced that she be single for a political or social cause. To me, it is who she is and proud of it regardless of opinion. The narrative came across to me that each leading lady has found a place of joy in their respective positions. One who has a man gladly by her side, the other who is independent. I firmly believe they work as is. So as long as Disney explores the layers of character to which feels organic. I see no reason to insult Anna as a "non-feminist" and attempt to subjucate Elsa for the sake of propriority. Why can't Anna find a raptorous kindered spirit in Kristoff and why not let Elsa be content as she is without romance threads?
I see it as the best of both worlds because from the beginning I saw two characters headng down a path of discovery and enlightenment. One just happens to be in a loving romantic relationship while the other is happy without romance attachment.
That, and the whole fact that Anna actually wanted a relationship. There's been no indication at all to my knowledge that Elsa is remotely interested in one. Should they create one for her in the sequel, I most likely won't complain about it. Unless the character does absolutely nothing and it was obvious that Disney threw him/her in there for the sake of saying that now Elsa has one, too.