Imagery In Disney's The Lion King

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The Lion King is an illustrious 1994 Disney movie. The movie begins with the celebration of Simba’s birth. Simba is the son of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi. Scar, Simba’s evil and jealous uncle, kills Mufasa by letting Mufasa fall off of a cliff during a stampede. Simba runs away, thinking it was his fault for his father’s death. Many years later, as an adult, Simba returns home and fights Scar for the throne. After the long and intense battle, Scar dies by falling off of a cliff and being eaten by the hyenas. Simba accepts his title as King of the Pride Lands when he roars in the thunderstorm on Pride Rock. In this movie, Simba’s main goal is to claim his title as King of the Pride Lands. Disney uses the exposition such as Simba’s birth, setting such as Nala and Simba’s reunion, and imagery such as Mufasa’s ghost to foreshadow Simba’s success in claiming the throne as King of the Pride Lands. At the beginning of The Lion King movie, King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi have a baby, Simba. Because his parents are royalty, Simba is…show more content…
Through imagery in The Lion King, Mufasa’s ghost during a thunderstorm influences Simba to return to the Pride Lands and become king. Thanks to Simba’s relative, Rafiki, Simba is able to talk to his father, who appears in massive clouds. His father slowly and patiently says to Simba, “Simba, you have forgotten me. You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. You must take your place in the Circle of Life. Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king.” After his encounter with King Mufasa, Simba tells Rafiki that Simba will return to Pride Rock: “Yeah, but [change is] not easy. I know what I have to do. But, going back means I 'll have to face my past. I 've been running from it for so long.” This is the final and most powerful imagery that pushes Simba to return to Pride Rock and become King because Simba listens and obeys his role model, King
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