Prince Of Egypt Analysis

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While artistic and historical license has been taken, the setting is an element of the movie that is true to the essence of the Bible, faithfully representing the dry and barren landscape of Egypt, while the impression of it’s geography has been altered. Although the Dreamworks animation, ‘The Prince of Egypt’ depicts the setting accurately, the animators of the film have changed certain aspects of the movie to create interest and relatability. The first difference in the setting of the book of Exodus and the film ‘The Prince of Egypt’ is the misrepresentation of the Nile River. According to the story of Exodus, the biblical account of Moses implies that he floated across the Nile river safely. However, the film represents the Nile as a busy and dangerous trade route, filled with large boats and potentially harmful predators. Therefore, by placing Moses in a dangerous river, it emphasises the need for Moses to be saved from Pharaoh's wrath; while for the viewer, it creates a sense of tension and suspense. Also, another setting that was altered when compared to the biblical account of Moses was that of the Pyramids and Sphinx. The movie claims that the Pyramids and the Sphinx were positioned near the palace; however, according to historical evidence, these Egyptian statues are located in Giza. In contrast to the movie, the Bible states these Egyptian statues were found in Thebes. With this change made, the viewers can recall a popular feature associated with the traditional

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