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Very early in Frozen, we see that

Anna's hair has a single streak of blonde through it, to signify the effects that young Elsa's accident has had on her memories of their childhood fun with her Ice Magic together.

At the end of the movie,

The undying love between the two sisters causes her to become completely unfrozen, and we even see the strand of hair is now red as it was in the beginning.

Does this mean that the character has regained their memories?

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The accident did not cause Anna's memory loss. The troll king removed Anna's memories of magic. There is no evidence that, after thawing, Anna regained those memories.

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Yes, her memories have returned.

Shortly after being struck in the head, Grand Pabbie converts Anna's memory of dancing in the hall (without skates) into a memory of her and Elsa ice-skating.

The memory itself is fake which neatly sets up the final scene.

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When Anna and Elsa are in the Courtyard in the final scene, Elsa creates a set of beautiful ice skates for Anna:

Elsa then waves her hand and magical ice skates (literally made of ice) form on Anna’s boots.

ANNA : What? Oh, Elsa, they’re beautiful, but you know I don’t ska[te]

Elsa grabs Anna’s hands and pulls her along on the ice. Anna slips and slides, but laughs in delight.

As you can see, Anna states that Elsa knows that she can't skate. Since the only way Anna could know that is if she knows that the memories of them skating as children have been faked, it follows that her memories must have returned.

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Or it could simply be the Anna has repeated passed up chances to skate in recent years, or those chances have been denied to her. I used to go camping, but have since stopped. I could see myself telling my family, "I don't camp." A common turn of phrase shouldn't be read into too deeply. –  Jeff Jun 20 at 21:30
@jeff - The memory is very clear. Both of them skating confidently on ice. –  Richard Jun 20 at 21:31
So? I have very clear memories of camping. I still tell my family "I don't camp". There's nothing in the movie which indicates she regains her true memories, just that she learns that her memories have been altered. –  Jeff Jun 21 at 1:23
@jeff - Ah, but Elsa should know that. That's the key, she tells Elsa "you know I can't skate" –  Richard Jun 21 at 6:54
Don't is very distinctly different than can't, and it's reasonable to think that she would stop skating since her one and only childhood skating partner, Elsa, hasn't gone skating with her in over ten years. –  Zibbobz Jun 22 at 0:47

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