A Review On The Prince Of Egypt



On Friday, November 26, 1999, I sat down and viewed the entire movie “The Prince of Egypt”. This movie was about Moses and some of his life journeys. In this movie you see Moses’s transition from living as the Prince of Egypt to being God’s deliverer and going against the Pharaoh to free the Hebrew’s out of Egypt’s slavery. This movie was excellent in the way it portrayed Moses’s journeys and helped the viewer get a better understanding of all of the emotions that were taking place at this time.
In the beginning of the story Moses was a newborn baby of a Hebrew family. At the time the Pharaoh had ordered that any son born into a Hebrew family must be thrown in the river as a means ...

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the kingdom in chariots. They eventually destroy some of the construction and the Pharaoh reprimanded them both for their behavior. Moses knows that the Pharaoh usually puts dishonor on Rameses when he is troublesome, so Moses takes the blame to protect his brother from the shame. This scene depicts Moses’s closeness with Rameses and the love he has for his brother.
Moses then travels through the town and runs into his biological sister who tells him that he is a Hebrew. At first Moses does not believes her, but then he returns to the palace, finds his mother and she tells him the truth about his heritage. This upsets Moses because the life that he has grown up knowing, no longer feels like the one in which he belongs. He begins to feel sympathetic for the enslaved Hebrews, and ends up killing a guard for needless whipping of an old Hebrew man. After this, Moses feels he must leave Egypt, even though his brother tells him that he will eradicate him of this crime. He leaves ...

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and that his God had sent him to free his people. When Rameses questioned the God from whom which Moses was sent, Moses held up his staff, which swiftly turned into a cobra and fell to the floor hissing. Rameses then took Moses into a private chamber and relayed to him that he has ancient traditions to uphold, and that he is not willing to do this. After more discussion, Rameses then becomes angry about this request and commands the slaves to have a double workload, ending the discussion. This request from Moses was very troubling to ask because of the fact that he was asking against beliefs that he had thought of as normal growing up. It was also very disheartening because he loved ...

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