WARNING: The following post contains plot spoilers from the movie Frozen.
techniques bring a story to life more quickly than building up your secondary
In this post,
we continue to analyze other strong secondary characters from Disney’s Frozen. (Read Part I here.)
> Hans is a prince of the Southern Isles
(anyone who has seen the movie may appreciate that line) and Anna’s love
interest. He’s charismatic, genteel, and a natural leader, excellent in a
crisis and equally good at mustering support and amassing followers. His
ability to sympathize with Anna makes him likable, and he seems to want her
safe most of all.
contrast, the duke of Weselton (no
first name) is mostly unlikable from the start. He admits his agenda from the
first time viewers see him — as one of its trade partners, he wants to discover
Arendelle’s secrets and exploit its riches. He’s prejudiced, deceptive, and
defensive — a near-perfect antagonist.
> Grandpabbie, the oldest and wisest rock
troll, acts as a mentor in this tale. He’s calm, generous with his magical
powers, and a reasonable voice in otherwise highly emotional and chaotic
situations. Without more information about him, it’s hard to say what he wants,
but he does have a responsibility to help others, making him approachable.
secondary characters round out a memorable story line.
secondary characters do you have in your novel? What roles do they play? What wants
can you give them to motivate them to action?