Betrayal In The Lion King

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Scar: The Story of Disloyalty and Broken Bonds It would 410 AD when the Anglo-Saxons first arrived in Great Britain, bringing their significant social values with them as they passed through Europe. Values such as bravery, truth, honor, and loyalty were expected to be learned and used by all Anglo-Saxons. One of the figures who best represents values of the Anglo-Saxon world is Beowulf; however, many villains can disregard these social values. In The Lion King, Scar, the brother of Mufasa and uncle of Simba, is a villain and antagonist who embodies less desirable traits than those reflected by a modern hero. By concocting a plot to overthrow Mufasa, Scar shows signs of having a power-hungry and narcissist personality, ignoring important values such as honesty and loyalty to one’s family.…show more content…
In addition, Scar realizes he has no chance of becoming the king after the birth of his nephew, Simba (“Scar - The Lion King”). Scar’s resentment towards Mufasa and Simba is shown when he says, “I was first in line, until the little hairball was born” (Irons). This quote suggests Scar is upset that he is no longer first in line to become king since Simba was born. Family values teach individuals to celebrate the birth of children, however, Scar is very angry and resentful. In modern history, Scar’s reaction to Simba’s birth can best be compared to the reaction of a Pakistani family having a daughter. Scar does not want Simba to be born because he thinks it will limit his chances at taking the throne. Similarly, Pakistani families do not want a girl because boys grow up to protect the household and provide for the family while girls can limit a family’s economic growth. During The Lion King, Scar also throws Mufasa into a stampede and Mufasa dies (“Scar - The Lion King”). To make matters worse, Scar prohibits the use of Mufasa’s name after his death. Scar from The Lion King can best be

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