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The trope of “powerful woman as castrating witch” engendered similar concerns about power-seizing witches that straddled their broomsticks as a supposed manifestation of penis envy, that relates to the portrayal of Elsa in Frozen (2013) ( Dundes et al. The rise of the androgynous princess: Examining representations of gender in prince and princess characters of Disney movies released 2009–2016. Seconds later, Elsa emerges from the water astride the Nokk but without a bridle or reins (1:21:48), and with his help, arrives ahead of the flood in time to divert it and save Arendelle. A key part of the Nokk’s symbolism involves Elsa riding the beast astride and bareback, a position that is both “a potent image of female independence” ( Sceats and Cunningham 2014, p. Pretty as a princess: Longitudinal effects of engagement with Disney princesses on gender stereotypes, body esteem, and prosocial behavior in children.
Bicycles were also suspect, including saddle designs that allegedly facilitated women’s sexual gratification ( Garvey 1995). Nokk the water spirit will be one of Frozen 2's biggest mysteries as the release approaches at what sometimes feels like a glacial pace. Elsa's mother, Queen Iduna (Evan Rachel Wood) was Northuldra, and her father was a prince of Agnarr; she and her sister Anna were a bridge, a connection, between the two.
In the very last scene of the movie, Elsa heads off into the sunset astride the Nokk (1:37:07), a moment with romantic overtones as sunset is a prelude to nightfall and a time of day associated with intimacy. The view that power-usurping equestrian women can be disparaged by sexualizing their relationship with a horse reflects patriarchy. To break the spell and atone for her family’s perfidy, Anna breaks the dam that had adversely affected the Sámi but that protected the kingdom of Arendelle. While there's very little information on the role Nokk has in Frozen 2's plot, the suggestion in the trailer is that it's leading Elsa on the next step of her quest: the second vision appearance hints that it's leading her to the giants and then a mysterious portal beyond.
The Nokk fulfills the same function as equestrian activities that offer women a means “to be less constrained by norms of femininity [and] transcend social boundaries”, even temporarily ( Birke and Brandt 2009 p. With six years in between the two Frozen films, Disney had ample opportunity to develop its lead characters, mindful of its ubiquitous presence and global influence ( Anjirbag 2019; Boguszewicz-Kreft et al. All articles published by MDPI are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. permission is required to reuse all or part of the article published by MDPI, including figures and tables.Thus equestrianism, complete with a “glass escalator” for men, “promotes men and marginalizes women” ( Dashper 2012a, pp. The Nokk is steadfast in its attempts to drown Elsa, but she uses her powers to create reins to help her mount and ride the Nokk, eventually taming it, which also calms the raging Dark Sea as Elsa had tamed its guardian. Thus, a relationship with a horse can evolve free from societal expectations and judgments, replacing an idealized man for whom submissiveness and moxie would be incongruous. After Elsa's party enters the forest, the Nokk briefly manifests to Olaf when the latter looks into a pond and finds the Nokk staring at him, frightening the snowman away.
For example, Elsa’s equestrian prowess is relevant to how equestrian sport is unique: it is the only Olympic-level sport not subject to sex segregation; men and women compete against each other as individuals (as opposed to competition occurring in single-sex teams or mixed sex teams of paired men and women) ( Dashper 2012a, 2012b). During this moment of bonding, viewers may note that she is not in rugged sportswoman attire, but rather is somewhat bridal, with red lips, an off-the-shoulder long white gown with a white wedding train-like cape (1:30:32).In practical terms, Elsa, and not the Nokk, is going for a ride since she will be sitting while the Nokk trots or gallops.