Simba is inherently marked as a hero because he was born into the royal family and named the future king. As Simba grows older he becomes a mischievous cub, which causes him to be involved in a dangerous encounter with a group of hyenas in an elephant graveyard. Later, Mufasa tells Simba that one day he will be gone and Simba will have to take his place as the new king which represents Simba’s call to adventure. Simba realizes that as he grows older he will have many different and important responsibilities as the future king. Later on an accident occurs when Simba gets stuck in a wildebeest stampede and Mufasa must save him.
He seeks revenge, killing Mufasa and takes over his brothers land. Rafiki is the magician. He understands the universe, and gives aid to Simba whenever he is at his lowest. Timon and Pumba are the innocent. All they want is paradise and to be happy.
Simba, burdened by his guilt over Mufasa’s death and his own personal quest to depart his past self behind, doesn't wish to come back to his rightful kingdom. He’s suffering the temptations of the approach to life that he, Timon, and Pumbaa have lived for thus long, and finds
Mufasa is the king of the packs homeland and Simba is his son. Simba was born into a royal family and is the prince. Scar kills Simba’s father because he is envious of Mufasa being the leader. “Scar causes a stampede through the canyon... Scar ensures Mufasa falls to his death and blames the death on Simba.” (IMDB, 2013). Scar brainwashes Simba into thinking his father’s death was his fault.
There is a difficulty in analyzing an animated character, especially because there is only a limited amount of information that can be taken from Simba. Simba only grows as much as the designers want him to grow, so rather than diving into Simba’s mind, he can only be analyzed at face-value. However, we can also look at how other characters influence Simba to demonstrate the archetypes. For example, what aspects of Timon and Pumbaa helped emphasize Simba’s representation of The Orphan or The Warrior? Without
Scar creates a stampede where Simba and Mufasa are walking; ensuring Simba is present for his father’s death, allowing Scar to be able to convince Simba that his father’s death was his fault. With this thought in his head, Simba runs away from the Kingdom, giving Scar the position of King. In the beginning of the film, Simba does not display characteristics of an effective
So he looked for an opportunity to eliminate his nephew Simba, from the scene. One day, he tricked Simba by taking him to a place caught up in a wild beast stampede. Mufasa rescued Simba but he was killed by being pushed off the cliff by Scar. Simba was heart-broken and traumatized,
He saw him maturing and wanted him to be cautious and aware of the power he holds in the Circle of Life. When Mufasa’s ghost encounters Simba, he tells him, “Remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.” This is similar to how in the bible, the relationship of the Heavenly Father mattered most in connecting our identity to who we were made to be. We are made to be his sons and daughters and this ties into how Simba made mistakes and those mistakes showed he had strayed from his father’s teachings which shaped him into who he
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.
The Lion King is a story about Simba, a young lion prince, and his journey to the throne of his pride. The story starts at his birth in the pride lands and shows his adolescent years and growth as a young cub. You are shown a glimpse of his adventures with his friend Nala in the savannah grasslands and the mistakes a young cub prince is sure to make through the crucial growing years. However, in the height of his adolescent years, tragedy strikes when his Uncle Scar murders the king – Simba’s father – Mufasa to become king. Cunningly and with the help from the hyenas, Scar used a stampede to stage the murder as an accident then further went to convince Simba that he was the one to blame for his father’s death.