Sorting Hat Saturday: Frozen

Like with some of the other sortings I’ve done, there’s an accepted way to sort the Frozen characters into Hogwarts houses: Hans is a Slytherin, Kristoff a Hufflepuff, Anna a Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, and Elsa a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Needless to say, I don’t agree with all of those, or I wouldn’t be doing this.

Anna: Gryffindor. She’s never afraid of her sister, even when she has every reason to be. She charges into danger, fully believing that she can save both Elsa and their kingdom. She looks almost stereotypically Hufflepuff, with her constant loyalty and attempts to reconnect even as Elsa becomes more and more withdrawn, but I’m not convinced that love is exclusive to Hufflepuff, and she has a certain recklessness and willingness to sacrifice her own life that seems far more Gryffindor.

Elsa: Hufflepuff. I know this is probably unexpected, but at her core, Elsa just wants to be normal. More than that, she wants to be a good sister and a good queen, and thinks that being normal is the way to do that. She is loyal both to Anna and to their people, and is driven to hide her true abilities for fear of hurting them, whereas I think a Ravenclaw would be fascinated by her powers and a Slytherin would want to learn to use them to her advantage. As an authority figure, she seems to rule fairly, even if her decisions – like keeping the gates closed and not allowing Anna to marry Hans – do not always make her popular. She certainly considers what is best for others before her own self-interest. She may not be a stereotypical Hufflepuff, but Elsa certainly shares their values.

Kristoff: Slytherin. I bet this surprises you almost as much as Hufflepuff Elsa, doesn’t it? But Kristoff has a lot of Slytherin traits, which show themselves in positive ways, and very little of any other house. He’s someone who has had no choice but to be resourceful and cunning, because there are few people in his life he can depend on. Unlike Hans, he does not manipulate Anna or present himself as anything other than what he is. However, he also does not agree to help her out of the kindness of his heart. His motives change when he falls in love, but at first, he is doing it because she helped him out and promised to replace his sled. Pretty Slytherin of him, don’t you think? Yes, he’s hard-working, and he’s loyal to the few people he’s let into his heart, but he seems happy being an outsider and doesn’t show any kind of loyalty that isn’t about personal affection or any desire to be part of a larger community, unlike Elsa.

Hans: Slytherin. Is this even a question? Hans is cunning, manipulative, and full of the worst kind of ambition. He’s willing to play with a sheltered young girl’s emotions, plot the murder of her older sister, and eventually leave her to die just to become king. He’s a Slytherin of the very worst kind.


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