In this section of the Colossus Movie Guide for Troll, we talk about themes that help us understand the film.
The themes and meaning of Troll
Reckoning with history
Troll neatly parallels Nora , Norway, and the Troll King. All three have tragedy as part of their backstory.
For Nora, it’s the loss of her mother and how it affected her, her father (Tobias), and her relationship with her father.
For Norway, it’s the conversion of its original Norse culture to Christianity. The myths and fairytales that had defined the country’s traditions gave way to more European practices and aesthetics.
And for the Troll King, it was the eradication of his people at the hands of the Christians. In this scenario, the trolls represent the old ways of the Norse and the loss of say, the myths of Odin and Thor, of runes and Viking culture.
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