Lazarus begins her review first, by informing us that the hyenas lived in an elephant graveyard that was dark and impoverished and compared it to living in a ghetto (118). She does not tell us where she obtained her knowledge of how a ghetto is like an elephant graveyard. It was a dark and sinister place but her comparison of it being a ghetto has no justification. Actual hyenas are scavengers by nature and do not exactly hang out with the rest of the animals out in the middle of the Pride Lands. Disney by all accounts, typically has a location in almost every movie that is dark and sini...
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...t people not want to see or avoid this movie. Lazarus should have found sources to back up her arguments. If in some way, the Disney Company has wronged Lazarus, this may be why she makes these remarks about the movie. People will find out as much as possible about a movie before they let their children watch it, which would be a good idea for Mrs. Lazarus. She does not give us insight into her background or knowledge regarding racism, sexuality, gender roles, or the ghetto to back up the point of view she formulates about the movie. She should remember that she is not evaluating a documentary where the facts are important and just sit back and enjoy a Disney classic.
Lazarus, Margaret. "All's Not Well in Land of The Lion King." Power of Language;Language of Power. New York: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2009. 117-118. Print.
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