Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Practice Blog Task--Performed in class Tuesday, August 30




Type 100+ words expressing an epiphany (or "aha" moment) you experienced during our study of The Lion King. Which lens is most helpful or revealing for you? What have you learned from the "Lenses 101" flexbook I made for you? What has been the most interesting thus far?

Also, in a separate comment, sincerely compliment a classmate's work in class or on this blog task.

21 comments:

  1. Wow this is one weird lemon,
    Was an aha moment to find out scar is gay, that the hieanas are nazis and mexicans blacks crazy and poor which is why we don’t lke them, that pride rock is a giant phalis n that during scars reain nothig grows everything is dead, and in the bigineing of the movie as he appears from the shadows he dies in the shadows at the end too, mufasa is darthvader and he is simbas father not lukes, there were no lemons in the movie, and timone and pumba are bums but happy ones, pumba has bad gas, and the liones should have been queene cuz she allways pins simba and that is funny.

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  2. I cannot choose which one is best they are all pretty well at explaining this movie. The Marxist lens helps us see the greed and the ladders of society lions being at top and hyenas at bottom and all other creatures somewhere in the middle. Freudian his good too make us think of the underlying messages or subconscious messages about racism and sexism. Feminist is good too show that the lions are pro masculinity and anti feminine, Pro strength and Anti Smarts. It is supposed to make us hate the hyenas just because they were born at bottom (underlying Mexican crazy person and black lady) and to love lions because we are shown baby lions not hyenas.
    From the Flex book I have learned the different approaches to analyze movies in a more academic way not just for pure entertainment. I have also learned the ways Marxists, Freudians, and Feminists critic and analyze topics and other things in life. The most interesting part so far as been seeing the movie in a different mindset not just a child’s mind but a analysts mind.

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  3. I learned more about the characters from The Lion King that I didn’t know or ever think of. The lenses that are most helpful to me are Feminist lenses. I learned that they can teach you lots of things. I love the movie The Lion King the most interesting part was that there are so many different culture of voices that you would not know or think of. Let’s put it this way well Simba is born and his parents are like the filthy rich household that has all the money and in the movie they basically own the Pride lands. Scar is Mufasa’s brother as for that I think Scar is jealous of his big brother. Simba grows up and ends up away from home and in a world of no responsibilities he is having the best life. Nala comes and finds him and wants him to be King and he is the rightful King. Simba has done very well with the whole being King thing.

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  4. The epiphany or “aha moment” I had while watching the lion king is when simba and scar were dueling on pride rock, the rock itself was on fire. But rocks don’t catch fire I realized it was a symbol that scar and the hyena’s are an infection and when your burn or heat up infected surfaces they either die or burn off. There for scar was an infection on pride rock and the grass lands from the start. Only when he was placed king did he actually show how infectious he was on pride rock and to the lion community.
    The flex book pretty much covered the way we should analyze: a movie, plays, music, and poetry.
    The most interesting thing is probably the Freudian way of thinking. Being that you are always thinking about things in ways you don’t even realize you are or are not trying to be.

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  5. The Lion King
    Scar, although intelligent, doesn’t pay enough attention to his surrondings. He is on the verge of loosing his life, or so he thinks, so he trys to pin all the blame for his actions on the hyenas. What Scar didn’t notice was that his three main subordinates among the hyenas where up on a ledge more than likely looking for a way to jump down and help. “It’s the hyenas! They’re the enemies!” After hearing that the hyenas exchanged glances and backed away. A couple of minutes later Scar is thrown/kicked of a cliff and lands in a heap. As he sees his subordinates come forward he greets them somewhat warmly and tries to get help. And then he finds out that they heard every word he said. The hyenas proceed to kill/execute Scar, the traitor. If Scar had paid attention he might have seen them and said something else. I’m not sure which lens I found to be most useful.

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  6. I did not look at it as being racist when I was a little kid but when your in class and we are told and have vast amounts of proof and supporting evidence I can see that they were subconciously trying to get us all to hate or dislike blacks, mexicans, nazis, gays, intelectuals, and mental people. But when you pointed it out I had that aha moment where I was starting to get it and I knew that they were targeting the minoritys in this film that just happens to be ratde g for general audiences. The freudian lense was more helpful because it shows who people really are and what they really want. Well on the more comical side I have learned a lot of new words that I don’t know the definition too but on the intelectual side I have learned that there are many ways to interpret litrature or movie but it really just depends on what the movie is about and if it has secret meaning or not. The most interesting part has been how much we have learned about a childhood movie that no one ever thought would be racist or have any discreminitory values but the further you look into this you see that they have done some of this stuff on purpose just not on the concious level.

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  7. For me the part in the movie where the tree turns into an eye wit scar as a tear was kind of an "aha" moment for me. At first I didn’t notice, but when you showed us it was clear what it was meant to look like. It’s neat how when you’re paying more attention to the details, you can decipher a deeper meaning in the Lion King. Another “aha” moment was the connection between scar and a dictator, he reminds me of Hitler, promising the hyenas food and safety if they follow him.

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  8. While watching The Lion King I had an epiphany when the hyenas were marching like Nazis’ in the cave with Scar. It makes the connection to a real life event that shocked the world and it put it into movie to get the point across to children that these things are bad and they should not happen again. The Freudian lens was the most helpful to me because it let us see how more mature characters affected the younger ones in their way of life and decisions on things. It also affected the things that they did do to their ID’s and Ego’s. The lenses 101 flex books helped me open my eyes and see more for who people really are below their conscious level of thinking and more fore there unconscious level through things that they say and do. The most interesting thing I have learned so far is how to read people on how they really feel about things and how many people are subconsciously racist and sexist and follow their ego, superego, or ID’s.

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  9. JD's blog comment was fantastic way of explaining the movie

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  10. R.Kanengieter: 7th

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  11. mine is the 6th one down from the top.

    Wise 3

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  12. mine is the one at10:24 Grussing3

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  13. While watching The Lion King I had an epiphany when the hyenas were marching like Nazis’ in the cave with Scar. is sutter3's comment about dylans second comment

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  14. Dylan did a wonderful job of explaining this movie.

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  15. i like the lemon comment it was very fun and creative sutter3

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  16. Justin Womble mine says something about freudian way of thinking

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  17. When watching the movie The Lion King, I had a lot of epiphanies but, if I had to choose from one of them I would choose the one when we stopped and talked about how and when the sun shines it means that God is looking down on all of them and it can mean that he is willing to take in Simba and help him through tough times, just like when his dad (Mufasa) died trying to save him. I also looked at it as if when Mufasa is dead and Simba comes back to the kingdom he (Mufasa) shines as if he is there helping his son along the way.
    When reading or looking through the flex book I found the iceberg metaphors from ours to the lion kings and found out that they are pretty much alike. I also found it weird but if not interesting that most of what we do or how we think, we do it without even know that we have done.
    Moe3

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  18. Miller Pd 3
    The Lion king is consider a kids movie but when you take a deeper look it turns in to a races stereotype movie. As you start to watch the movie you find out scar is gay, the hyena’s are Nazis and poor, and the lions are rich. The main part is when scar takes Simba to the valley and sets up so Mufasa dies. Because Scar pushes him off in to the running animals. Scar makes Simba think he killed his dad and Simba runs away leaving Scar in charge. He gets all the hyena’s to come and combine with the lions. Soon everything dies off for the lions and hyena’s.

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  19. The epiphany and aha moment I had when I was the Lion King is how its showing how the hyenas are the poor people and the lions are the rich people. It showed some symbols in the movie where good and bad things were going to happen when Simba and Scar we sitting at the rock the tree and rock formed an eye shape and when scar walked away it made a tear and it were showing that something bad was going to happen. Scar reminded me about Hilter because he was mean and he didn’t care about anyone accept himself. When the hyenas were marching in the cave they looked like Germans soldiers. Scar was always staying in the shadows and nothing grew where he would go and everything was dead. When Simba defeated Scar at pride rock it started raining and things started come back to life and all the animals had returned.
    Taylor Hanisch 1

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