James Earl Jones is currently playing the greatest father figure in any movie ever. Mufasa in the Lion King. Mufasa is a stern loving parent who makes the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love for his son Simba. The entire world already knows the story and has probably seen the movie numerous times, but I’m going to analyze this story anyway.
“Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”
Mufasa is the King and dad that everybody wants and needs in life. He takes an interest in teaching his son all of the knowledge that he has obtained throughout his lifetime. He is honest with son even when the topic of death comes up. He gives up his own life to save his boy in time of need. He fights the good fight to provide for his family and the rest of their kingdom. Mufasa is a real “man.” It seems these days there are a lot of real men lacking in the world. A real stand up guy gives all he has for the betterment of society as a whole. When you are selfish and closed off you will never flourish like the kingdom under Mufasa. When you act like Scar, the self-absorbed power hungry ego maniac you can gain the world and still ruin everything. Scar gets everything he wants at any cost and never sacrifices for anybody. Because of his one-tracked mind everything else in his life is out of balance which decimates the land that he covets so much.
In closing be a man stand, up for everyone who can’t stand up for themselves, respect others and fight the good fight. When you do these things you will be able to provide for your family and keep your head up forever. Be a real man like Mufasa and your life will be complete. Stop searching for somebody else’s kingdom and take advantage of your own. Make whatever you have the best it can possibly be and then you can look out from your own Pride Rock and know that everything the light touches is your kingdom.
I think that last line was cheesy by the way.