Mytholgy in the Lion King

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Persuasive essay on mythology “But Simba, you are the rightful ruler of Pride Rock!” yells Nala, Simba’s long lost friend. “Well maybe I don’t want to be king!” Simba says. After watching the movie, The Lion King, I realized that mythology was definitely a part of the movie. It relates a lot in many different ways. As I watched it, I took out the key elements of mythology in the movie. I’m here to argue the point and tell you the reasons that The Lion King is a mythological story. First of all, one key element in the movie that I found was ruling a certain kingdom of town. In The Lion King, King Mufasa is the ruler of Pride Rock, which is the land where the light touches. Although all the animals follow his command, it doesn’t mean he has a dictatorship over Pride Rock. King Mufasa consults the animals to find out what is the best result. On the other hand, In the book, The Odyssey, Odysseus is the ruler of his city, which is the island of Ithaca. When you think of a hero, what do you see? Do you see a tough, brave man doing anything to please you? If you were dying, do you think this “hero” would save you? When I think of hero in the movie, Simba right away comes to my mind. He took many risks a hero Continue...


I would also have to say Rafekee, the monkey was also a trickster at the end. He tricked Simba into coming with him to the pond. When Simba runs away, Scar takes control over Pride rock. He was so upset that on the fact that Scar told him that he killed his father that he didn't know what to do. In the book, The Odyssey, Odysseus is also away from home. Scar blamed the whole incident on Simba. Finally, another example of water is right before Rafekee baptized Simba, there was a small rainstorm. A sentence from this myth is "...I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights... Both stories had water washing away the bad. Then a brush of air whips your face. They were probably following the orders of Scar. Most people don't see this but water also means a new life. When I think of hero in mythology, the name Hercules comes to my mind. Instead, it is the hyenas' pleasure to do so. Scar is so arrogant he does not care and will not accept that it is his fault everything is dying.