The Lion King (Hero’s Journey) 5 paragraph

The Lion King

The ordinary world of Simba is the time of his birth. There he had fun with his friends and family when he was a cub. He assumed his father will always be with him and thought that he could do whatever he wants to do. His society also expects him to be a king. Simba was also loved by his friends and family, so he thought that everything will last forever.

While Simba was playing with his friend “Nala” as a cub he accidentally went to the hyena’s territory (call to adventure). The hyenas then tried to attack him but his father came at the right time and saved him and his friend. He then meets scar the first time and thought that he is a good uncle (tests). In the movie The death of the king/Mufasa is one of the most iconic moments in the movie, after saving son Simba from a stampede of wildebeest, Mufasa is sent falling to his death by scheming brother “Scar” more strikingly, instead of gorging his claws into his brother’s paws, Scar hits Mufasa in the face to send him falling down to the large her of wildebeest in a stampede.  (refusing the call) Simba saw his father fall to the stampede and he got chased out by the hyenas.

After the hyenas chased Simba out, he fell down a hill and woke up in the middle of a sandy place. He was being attacked by birds and two other animals appeared and saved him. Simba fell asleep again and woke up in the place of the two animals that saved him earlier (crossing the threshold). The two animals that saved him are named Timon and Pumbaa a meerkat and a warthog the two made him adapt to the new environment, Simba grows up in the oasis with his two new friends and other animals in their oasis, living a carefree life under the motto “Hakuna Matata” (“no worries” in Swahili) by eating new things and stayed by his friend’s side. Simba then grew up after a few years with his friends (allies) and adapted.

When Simba was playing with his friends, a lion tried to attack his friends and saved them. Simba rescues Timon and Pumbaa from a hungry lioness, who turns out to be Nala. She and Simba reunite and fall in love, and she urges him to return home, telling him that the Pride Lands have become a drought-stricken wasteland under Scar’s reign. Simba then met this monkey that knows him when he was a cub and told him that it is Nala that gave him the courage to go inside the cave and she became his mentor. Simba then had a fight with Scar and the hyenas, when he came back to take the territory again. His other allies also joined the fight.  Simba then got his territory (reward) back and lived peacefully with his family.

In conclusion, this movie is using the hero’s journey formula. He was born in a family where everyone is living peacefully and had many conflicts with Scar and the hyenas. Simba also made new friends which became his allies throughout the movie.  He then came back to take the territory back and won with the help of his family and allies and lived peacefully.




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