— I think it’s confusing when I read posts that say Elsa was a strong female character. When all she did in the film is run away from everything, cave in to every little problem, bellyache like a baby and be entirely depended on Anna for protection.
This is a common misconception a lot of people make. A strong female character isn’t actually someone who kicks a lot of ass and doesn’t back down (though she certainly could be!) When people talk about strong female characters what they’re actually talking about is well-written developed ladies with personality. Which Elsa certainly is.
(Though in my opinion I don’t think Elsa is weak at all. She spent her childhood and adolescence locked away and was taught to fear herself. In her situation I would have most definitely run away too!).