The Lion King Symbolics

Essay by VchinHigh School, 12th gradeA, September 2008

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The movie, “The Lion King”, is a representation of people and events from World War I and World War II. Mufasa, Scar, and Simba represent people and events.

Mufasa represents Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Mufasa was killed by Scar. Same as Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip of the Black Hand. Simba always kept Mufasa in his mind throughout the whole movie. He wanted the avenge his father’s death. It caused a war between Scar and Simba. The death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand caused World War I. Austria was angry about the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and so was Simba about his father’s death. Also Mufasa was a king; Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Mufasa was a very important king. When Mufasa died everything pretty much when downhill. After Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death a war started which wasn’t a good thing, a lot of people died and there were a lot of costs.

Also the war had no point to it. So the death of Mufasa caused a lot of mishaps.

Scar represents Hitler. Scar did not serve as a good king. He tried to get the hyenas to kill Simba many times. Also he succeeded in killing Mufasa so he would become king. Hitler was not a good leader too. He hated Jews so then he killed them. He used propagandas to get his way. Scar told lies to Simba to get his way also. After Scar became king he did not do Pride Rock or the lions any good. He starved the lions with no food and Pride Rock was not a good place for the lions to live anymore. Scar turned to Pride Rock to almost a full hyena territory. Both Scar and Hitler weren’t afraid to...