To exemplify Erickson’s psychosocial theory which emphasizes the emergence of the self, the search for identity, the individual’s relationships with others, and the role of culture throughout life (page), I will begin with the opening of the movie which shows Simba at the infancy stage where he is developing a trusting behavior from his parents (Mufasa and Sarabi) and the Hornbill bird, Zazu, who is always reminding everyone to be cautious and careful. His parents accomplished this by providing him a safe and comfortable living environment and Sarabi made sure there was someone wiser (Zazu) to go with him when he wanted to start exploring. Mufasa taught him how to make a living and other new activities,
Simba is a rambunctious cub, fearless and almost arrogant at times about being king someday. He’s always looking to have fun and can’t wait to be able to order his subjects around. He admires his father and never wants to disappoint him. In fact, when he does disappoint him, he exhibits much remorse.
A couple minutes after Nala leaves, Simba is graced with the presence of a crazy baboon named Rafiki who tells him that his father is still alive, inside of him, and that he should follow him if he wants to see for himself. Simba follows the baboon to a pond and looks to where the monkey is pointing. Unfortunately he only sees his own reflection but Rafiki tells Simba to look harder. He then sees his father in the water, realizing what the baboon meant. Mufassa is now in the dark clouds telling Simba that he’s forgotten who he was, therefore he’s forgotten him, and this triggers Simba’s emotions making feel disappointed in himself for not going home like he should have. His father then tells him that he needs to find his place back in the circle of life and says “remember who you are. You are my son and the one true king. Remember who you are.” His voice is very deep and almost sounds like he is hurting. Then in an instant he is gone with the storm and Simba is chasing after him begging him not to go.
Rafiki teaches him that, "you can either run from the past, or learn from it." This statement is important because Simba needed to put the death of his father behind him instead of running from it. Simba realizes he needs to return to his rightful place as king. The struggles he knows he must face are regaining his kingdom and defeating Scar.
Characterization is the representation of a fictional character. A key element of any story is character development. The LION King's cast, created by Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton and Irene Mecchi, mirror the characters of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The characters involved in this scene from Hamlet include Hamlet, Gertrude (The Queen), and King Hamlet’s ghost. In The LION King Mufasa’s Spirit share the moment. Each prince and their fathers spirit share close similarities. Both Hamlet and Simba are at first shocked to see the spirits. While Hamlet has witnessed the supernatural before, this is Simba’s first time. The two characters are equally in need of guidance and they each rely on their father, whom they trusted, to remind them of themselves. They have both along the way forgotten parts of themselves, Simba being his destiny and Hamlet being his humanity and task. The spirits arrive after something triggers the princes into a state of insecurity, depression, and anger. Hamlet had killed an innocent man and felt betrayed by his mother. Simba's memories of his dark past resurfaced and he felt like he was being pushed to return to it. Each character's father is soft spoken and direct, but not harsh. They do not engage in a conversation, but
Animals travel devotedly across the African plains to witness the unveiling of the newborn prince, Simba, the cub of the esteemed Lion King, Mufasa. As he grows into an adventurous yet oftentimes reckless young lion, Simba and his best friend, and eventual mate, Nala get into mischief despite Mufasa’s attempts to teach humility, responsibility, and leadership. As Simba nears the age of assuming the throne his bitter reclusive uncle, Scar, seethes with jealousy. Plotting the deaths of his older brother and nephew, Scar stages a stampede where he murders Mufasa and scares young Simba into believing he killed his own father, forcing him to flee. Timon, a showy meerkat, and Pumba, a clueless yet companionable warthog, find Simba unconscious in
Identity. What is identity? One will say that it is the distinct personality of an individual. Others will say that identity is the behavior of a person in response to their surrounding environment. At certain points of time, some people search for their identity in order to understand their existence in life. In regards, identity is shaped into an individual through the social trials of life that involve family and peers, the religious beliefs by the practice of certain faiths, and cultural awareness through family history and traditions. These are what shape the identity of an individual.
The Lion King is another example where we see the physical, mental and emotional growth of Simba. When Mufasa dies, Simba tries to bring him back to life by nudging him and telling him to come back. Simba reminisces of
is the main character in Disney's The Lion King. He is the son of Mufasa, the king of the lions, which makes Simba a prince. Hamlet, from Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of tragically murdered King Hamlet, which makes him a prince too. And not to mention both (King) Mufasa and King Hamlet are murdered by their brothers, who then took over as the kings. Witch I was quite surprised with the lion king that they kept that in there plot line because of the fact that I mentioned earlier that kids are the main viewers of the lion king.
Seeking Identity in Novels Both Great Expectations and To Kill a Mockingbird are written in different locations around the world and are written exactly 100 years apart. Despite that, there are so many similar literary elements and themes are used by both of these authors. Harper Lee and Charles Dickens convey a lot of similar themes through their main characters which are both based off of their personal childhoods.
Cultural differences between two very different societies are explored throughout the film. One of the very first scenes shows the contrast in technology. Rachel and Samuel board a train, a modern machine, whilst Daniel rides a horse drawn carriage. Although Daniel looks very manly, his carriage quickly falls behind of the speeding train. This represents how the Amish are slower than the modern world. Not only in transport; are the Amish slower also in the ways of how they communicate. This is evident when Book asks to use a phone but there was none in the Lapps house hold. Instead a community phone is used. However, Weir contrasts and compares the Amish favorably particularly their values and morality. Rachel is compared to John’s sister Elaine, when she stays the night. Both are single mothers, but John believes that Elaine is immoral bringing men into the house whilst her children are asleep. Rachel on the other hand kindly tucks her son into bed and is close with her family. When a group of young American teenagers harass Daniel, an Amish, Book jumps hastily to defend Daniel, however, Eli warns him “that it is not [the Amish] way” Book replies, “But it’s my way!”. Being a trained officer he attacks the young man, with more force than what was necessary. This incident shows Book’s violent culture as opposed to the peace loving Amish culture. Two different, diverse cultures are studied and the
Identity portrays qualities and beliefs that makes a person or group different from others. Your identity is influenced by language frames, culture, origin, membership and people's thoughts about you. Majority of people have many identities that can change depending on who he or she is with or type of setting he or she is in. Your identity is shaped by culture and by people you interact with on a daily basis. This is because a person can reflect their identity through the perceptions of people. The media has a huge influence on a person's identity whether it be on television or online such as Facebook. The media constructs a person's identity and how we portray ourselves.