Lessons from The Lion King

Are there any important lessons we might glean from The Lion King that relate to current events and trends? Let’s find out.

Simba is held up because of his birth in The Lion King.As the story opens, we see a young lion cub who is held up for all the kingdom’s inhabitants to see. Everyone bows to him, even though he has done nothing to warrant any respect except by virtue of being born. This cub is Simba, and he soon grows into a bit of an entitled scamp looking forward anxiously to the day when he will be king.

Scar kills his brother Mufasa in The Lion King.Mufasa, Simba’s father, is a wise patriarchal leader who rules his kingdom with strength and bravery. Unfortunately, he gets trampled to death by a mindless herd of stampeding wildebeests who are being manipulated and used by the cunning of someone who craves power.

Scar and the hyenas bring a totalitarian ideology to Pride Rock.The kingdom is made up of many types of prey and predator, all living in harmony with each other. Once Mufasa is killed, a totalitarian ideology enters the kingdom with the hyenas and drives away all of the prey so everyone who stays goes hungry. Its adherents even threaten the lionesses and cubs.

Simba is falsely accused of a terrible crime in The Lion King.Simba is falsely accused of a terrible crime and he’s encouraged to run away from his problems and waste his youth seeking meaningless pleasure. He buries his guilt deep inside and tries to avoid thinking about his past or what he could have been.

Hm. Could anything like that be happening in the world today? Participation trophies. Feminism. MGTOW. What other comparisons do you see to current events?

The Lion King has a happy ending with Simba returning to restore the Circle of Life to his kingdom. What will be our ending?

This is the Deja Reviewer bidding you farewell until we meet again.

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About Robert Lockard, the Deja Reviewer

Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing since he was very young. He studied public relations in college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2006. His skills and knowledge have helped him to become a sought-after copywriter in the business world. He has written blogs, articles, and Web content on subjects such as real estate, online marketing and inventory management. His talent for making even boring topics interesting to read about has come in handy. But what he really loves to write about is movies. His favorite movies include: Fiddler on the Roof, Superman: The Movie, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Back to the Future, Beauty and the Beast, The Fugitive, The Incredibles, and The Dark Knight. Check out his website: Deja Reviewer. Robert lives in Utah with his wife and four children. He loves running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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4 Responses to Lessons from The Lion King

  1. Lion King was the best Disney movie


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