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The Lion King: A Hero's Journey.

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The Lion King: A Hero's Journey

The Lion King is one of the most famous Disney animated feature of all time. It has captured the hearts of children and adults everywhere around the world and has made over Three Hundred and twelve million dollars. But The Lion king is much more than a movie that has made a lot of money, it actually is the story of a hero's quest or journey. The hero's journey is reflected everywhere, from a television show to great works of literature, and even movies (Harris 1). A Hero's journey consists of separation, transformation and initiation, and the return of what a hero experienced throughout his/her journey. The story of The Lion King shows how the protagonist Simba follows the Hero's Journey.

The beginning of a Hero's journey starts with the Call to Adventure. "The hero is called to adventure by some external event or messenger. The hero may accept the call willingly or reluctantly" (The Hero's Journey 2). The call could be an actual telephone call informing the hero of what he must do or it could be a call in a psychological way. In The Lion

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