The Grimm Brothers had agendas. They were biased and the way they represented stories, wherever they originated from.
The results of this are not that great. Bad representation of women and people who were foreign to them, (in how they looked, in their culture, in their beliefs). They were prejudiced and altered things to suit their own means.
The Grimm’s merely just have caused the representation of people other than white men to suffer in the retellings of these stories today, just because they were the ones to collate and publish them.
People who are able to publish first, or at least at the right time seem to get their works stuck into history and their words become law, as it were.
They are not the creators of these stories and their retelling doesn’t need to police how these stories are retold today.
Settings and characters can be changed to suit a different location. That’s the point of a fairy tale, to have essential roots, but evolve and change as it’s told and with the times and with the people of the time.
The way Disney made Frozen is not a good representation of our time now, and how that story needed to be told in 2013. They have not made it for the large, global audience that exists, but rather just catered it to a few people.
And that just makes me sad that the Snow Queen didn’t get to grow or evolve as a story. It sort of got to stay…
I love Frozen because it reveals to me who the secret racists are so i can avoid them at all costs