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Analyzing The Lion King. Through a Marxist lens and a Feminist lens, we can be enlightened and critical of a major film of our childhood—a film that conditions/forces Americans to think certain things/ways, right?. Lion King under a Marxist and Feminist Lens.

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analyzing the lion king

Analyzing The Lion King

Through a Marxist lens and a Feminist lens, we can be enlightened and critical of a major film of our childhood—a film that conditions/forces Americans to think certain things/ways, right?

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Three hyenas = three subjugated populations:

Whoopi Goldberg as Shenzi, Black woman

Cheech Marin as Banzai, Hispanic man

Jim Cummings is the voice of Ed, the “insane man”

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james earl jones is mufasa though
James Earl Jones is Mufasa, though…
  • Mufasa is supposed to be the white, big, strong, studly, cool, jock-like, brawn-over-brains, capitalistic leader.
  • A critic would “get around” Jones’s blackness by saying that “Jones sounds ‘white’ though” according to what American society has deemed “white-sounding.” This is said often about President Obama. (white = smart)
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