Persuasive Article: Frozen

To the readers,

My name is Tatum and it’s so nice to meet you. I’m a teenage girl and I’m working my way through high school. I find high school extremely difficult at times as well as easy going. It’s nearly impossible to describe my school life with one word; although each day seems to get better and better. Even so, my bad days could be cured by reading bits of Frozen and I think you should give it a try. Who knows, maybe your day will be turned upside-down with this delightful story.

Pathos: Despite Elsa’s ice powers and Annas long journey across the snowy mountains, the story between these two sisters can be relatable in many different ways. Looking past the magical theme of this comic, the tale is based off a bond between family that cannot be broken. While Elsa is having personal issues, her sister Anna goes through endless amounts of trouble to save her. In the end, everyone gets a happy ending. Elsa’s hardships were able to be resolved with the love and compassion from others. As you flip through the pages, you’ll develop empathy for at least one of the characters and hopefully develop a personal connection.

Logos: If you’re not interested in reading Frozen yet, you may have enjoyed watching Moana. Moana is similar to Frozen in a spectrum of different ways. One way being that both the main characters, Elsa and Moana, are not driven by admiration to a male to achieve their dreams. In other Disney stories like The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Cinderella, and Snow White, each of the princesses have a prince at the end of the day. If you enjoyed Moana, you’ll be happy to know that Elsa discovers herself in a way that does not involve a love interest. She heals herself with the help from her family and friends she’s made along her journey. Another way these two movies are similar is that there are companions to each of the main characters. Elsa has her self-made buddy Olaf and Moana is accompanied by her pig, Pua. Anyone who likes a bubbly side character will enjoy reading Frozen to get a laugh from one of Olaf’s funny jokes.

Pathos: Elsa’s self isolation and hopelessness can be a shared feeling for many people that may end up reading this comic. Reading Frozen can convince you that despite how different you think you are, there are always people out there willing to help you. Just because you don’t fit in the situation you’re currently in, that does not mean that it’s like that everywhere you’ll ever go. The Amber Craig Memorial Foundation group would enjoy this story as much as I have. Amber Craig is a foundation built around helping people who are struggling with their mental health. Elsa’s experiences of stress and anxiety are a common feeling amongst people and you should not feel as if you have nothing left. They would enjoy reading this because it helps convey their message against suicide with each person that reads the comic.

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