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Megan Bowen Professor Cozen04/13/2020Context paperArtifacts have been used for many years to portray certain messages. Types of artifacts include tattoos, clothes, images, movies and physical objects that represent and convey to other people the kind of person he or she is. This paper will focus on the elements, purpose, and influence of frozen an animated movie on the community.  Different elements in Frozen have been used for communication which includes sounds, words, and images. The film has taken advantage of imagery, auditory and visual models that explain the advancement of human knowledge. The elements explain the cognitive theory supporting multimedia learning which reflects the understanding that humans have evolved and can convey messages through media films. The film targets children but can also be viewed by adults who prefer watching animated shows. The underlying issue in the movie is the fact that it focuses on the differences between two sisters who defy all odds and show sibling love at the end (Riley, 2014). For example in the story after their Elsa’s power makes her flee her kingdom and goes to the mountains but Princess Anna goes through the storm created by Elsa to find her and bring her home.  The story of the film gained public recognition as it showed the strengths of a woman and that women can be successful with no man. This is depicted by the lead roles in the movie that is Elsa and Anna. It also depicts the notion that marriage is not everything and that casting family and communities side in pursuit of a soulmate might not have a happy ending (Riley, 2014). When Anna meets a guy who proposes when they have just met she nags Elsa about marrying him and in anger Elsa fails to control her powers and leaves the throne. The author of frozen,  influences the kind of message that the audience perceives the film. He reflects on the tradition and ethnicity of the people of Arrandale along with portraying the importance of sibling love. Others have viewed the film as a portrait of feminism due to two lead roles given to Princess Anna and Elsa. But most people didn’t get the message of the song which was interpreted by one of the frozen directors, Jennifer Lee. The song “Let it Go” according to Lee depicts a touch on issues such as divorce, cancer, and autism (Konnikova, 2014). The stories’ purpose was to identify with individuals in the society who are flawed and have no one to turn to the film gives them a ray of hope. Most people that have watched Frozen have identified with Elsas’ problems and connecting to them which gives this movie a psychological purpose. Some identified with Elsa through gender and identity others through social acceptance and emotional stress. (Konnikova, 2014).The film has changed views of Disney animated movies which most people viewed to have a female actress who journeyed to get her soul mate which is according to most past Disney films even kids that hate films with princesses have watched frozen. The timing of the movie has also had its significance, it was released when the world was fighting for women empowerment and the hype that occurred before its release contributed to its success (Fritz, 2014). The film relates to most Disney movies in various ways; dead parents, a princess searching for her true love, royal association and also a comic relief character in the stories. The film lead actresses Anna and Elsa identify with most youths in the society today. Many girls run away from home to get attached to the one guy they met either on the media or in their adventure and the guy ends up as a bad person. This idea relates to Princess Anna who meets a guy during the coronation of Elsa. While for Elsa’s case most teenagers identify with her through stress, depression, and loneliness. In conclusion, artifacts are objects in the society that convey certain messages to society these include, tattoos, clothes, jewelry, movies, and poems. Frozen is an animated film that depicts family and sibling love is important. ReferenceFritz, B. (2014). “A Charmed Life for Disney’s ‘Frozen'”. The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on December 16, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. This past weekend, as the movie’s domestic total hit $317.7 million, “Frozen” surpassed “The Lion King” to become the highest-grossing Disney-produced animated film of all time, not accounting for inflation or re-releases.”Frozen”. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013.Konnikova, M. (2014). How “Frozen” took over the world. The New Yorker. Riley, N. S. (2014). The mixed messages of Disney’s “Frozen”. The New York post.

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