Prince Of Egypt Film Analysis

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The Prince of Egypt is a beautifully written animation about the story of Moses and how he impacted Egypt. The movie is trying to tell the story of Moses, a former Prince of Egypt who finds out he is Hebrew and leaves his city to find out a way to free his people, who are being used as slaves. Once Moses finds the Israelites, they come back to Egypt to ask for their people to be free, Ramses, Moses’s brother, and the new Pharaoh denies their request. A series of plagues and life-threatening tragedies hit Egypt. Having enough, Moses leads his people away from Egypt by parting the Red Sea. After settling down, God gives Moses the 10 Commandments as a set of rules for him and his people to live by. The directors are trying to tell the story of Moses, a former Prince of Egypt who finds out he is Hebrew and leaves his city to find out a way to free his people, who are being used as slaves. They tell his story by adding in some fun factors to an originally somber story with singing, beautiful landscapes, and some comedic scenes. I think that they chose this historical piece because it helps kids get a wider view of the history that their parents were most likely raised on. Everyone has heard the name “Moses”, but they probably don’t know the whole…show more content…
It’s more child and family friendly, while in the original story it’s much more violent with more death and intent on inflicting pain. I would say the storyline and the representations of the main characters are mostly accurate. Again, this is a children’s movie, so it has to be somewhat PG. In the movie when Moses saw an Egyptian whipping one of his kinsmen, he fought him and shoved him on accident. In dismay, he left Egypt. In the Exodus version, Moses killed him on purpose, and the pharaoh threatened to kill him, so Moses left out of fear. This could have been fixed if the directors didn’t want to keep the movie specifically for a young
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