Prince Of Egypt Analysis

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Although the DreamWorks animation, ‘The Prince of Egypt’ is faithfully accurate to the essence of the Bible, the film is a poor representation when compared to the book of Exodus. The animation production was created in 1998 by DreamWorks pictures, telling the story of Moses during, after and before the time of the Exodus. Although it has been faithfully maintained to the essence of the Bible, the events, roles, places and personalities have been changed by the directors to create a cinematic effect, ready for a modern audience. When considering the authenticity of the movie, it is important to consider the three main discrepancies in the film: the setting, characters and plot. Clearly, the animation production has been portrayed inaccurately, and on balance, the accuracies distinctly outweigh the inaccuracies, the first example being that of the setting.

First and foremost, 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. Although the Dreamworks animation, ‘The Prince of Egypt’ depicts the setting in an accurate manner, the animators of the film have changed certain aspects of the movie to create a sense of interest and relatability. The first difference in the setting between the book of Exodus and the film ‘The Prince of Egypt’ is the misrepresentation of the Nile River. According to the book of Exodus, the Biblical account of Moses implies that he floated across the Nile river safely;

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