Every song has a meaning behind it, one in which we can all relate to somehow. This song may not have been an inspiration for me growing up, but I feel its message will teach so many young children a lot about life.
The movie itself inspired me as it was not you typical fairy-tale, as Anna's true love was not in fact a handsome prince but the true love of her sister. This is a lesson which will teach children that family are so important and not every happy ending is where a princess finds her prince. Personally I feel the typical fairy-tale ending set expectations high for children, especially girls, which suggests their only way to be happy is to fall in love and get married, when this is not entirely true. There is so much more to life than falling in love and this is not really expressed in most Disney films. Thus, influencing the younger generation that love and marriage are the most important things in life, when personally I feel there is a lot more to experience before falling in love.
The song 'let it go' is all about becoming the real you, its about freeing yourself from what society expects you to be and to find true happiness within yourself. Elsa has concealed herself from society as she doesn't fit in with the real world, however the song teaches all of us to let go of all of our fears and to free ourselves.
The part of the song where Elsa sings 'I don't care what they're going to say' teaches us that we shouldn't care what people have to say or think about us, they are irrelevant and she goes on to sing 'its funny how some distance makes everything seem small' suggesting that if we push those out of our lives who cannot accept us or make us feel inadequate they becoming meaningless and irrelevant to our lives. I can relate so strongly to these lyrics, as I learnt that if I ignore what people say and start to not care about their opinions their voices would become so meaningless that their words could no longer hurt me.
Furthermore, the song represents the idea of a women standing on her own being free and strong. This strength is within us all. We do all depend on some people for happiness however the song reminds us that 'isolation' isn't such a bad thing. It teaches us about the inner strength that doesn't come from the people around us. The lyric 'I'll rise like the break of dawn' shows the inner strength of becoming someone better than what is expected of us. The message in the song ' that perfect girl is gone' teaches us that we are not all perfect. I think this song will help a lot of young girls realise that they are beautiful in every single way and that being yourself is the most important thing.
If you ever listen to the song, just take some time out to really analyse the lyrics, read in between the lines and hopefully you will realise how much of a strong and inspirational message this song gives off especially to young children who would be watching the Disney film.