Brother Bear Movie Analysis

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Brother Bear The Disney 2D animation allows viewers to simulate many life lessons. The structure of the movie is well rounded for a variety of all age audience. The movie starts off with a Native American tribe in the Pacific Northwest introduces three brothers: Sitka (voice by D.B. Sweeney) the eldest brother/ peacemaker , Denahi (Jason Raize) the controlling middle brother, and Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) the free spirited mischievous youngest brother. Part of the Native American tradition is the coming – of – age ceremony. This is when a boy becomes a man and is presented with a totem of the animal he embodies. Sitka’s totem is an eagle that stands for leadership; Denahi’s totem is a wolf which represents wisdom, and Kenai is a bear that represents…show more content…
The movie showcases a dilemma in a man vs. himself scenario, when Kenai is transformed into a bear and is faced with internal interaction. Also, the situation in Kenai’s ceremony is ultimately a preparation for life, as an individual. Kenai’s ceremony in the coming-of-age inspires the audience to not be afraid of what the future lies ahead. The movie also illustrates how not to quickly take into action someone else’s life. For it could leave a trail of others in their background such as lost or parentless. The value of life is key throughout this movie. Also, the journey of life throughout the movie showcases that they will be rough patches you may come across, but to have no fear there is hope in every darkness. “There will be times on this quest that all you will see is darkness out there ,but somewhere daylight finds you if you keep believing”(Collins, Phil) inspires the go-getters to achieve their goals even when there is a dilemma in his or hers path. The movie also demonstrates to stay positive throughout any situation that has crossed your path. “Tell everybody I’m on my way because I’m loving every step I take” (Brother Bear). Kenai also sees a whole new world from the bear’s perspective point of view. Kenai learns that bears are not only monstrous killers; on the contrary he discovers bears are loving…show more content…
He felt that taking the bears life would somehow put his heartache at ease, and relieve some satisfaction that he has avenged his brother’s deaths. Kenai realizes his killing wasn’t going to bring his brother back to life but instead brought him guilt and remorse after realizing he had killed Koda’s mother. Koda, the friendly cub that Kenai comes across after being captured in a human trap portrays bribery. In exchange for Kenai to accompany him to the salmon run. Bribery in the youthful eye isn’t really encouraged. On the super natural or higher power point of view on the Native Americans also convinces viewers that spirits are in all things within nature. That’s not what the bible says, according to the scripture, “God gave the spirit in man, not animals and other created things. We have a body, a soul, and a spirit. Animals have a body, but no soul.” (Mooney, Caroline)This sort of spiritual involvement could greatly offend some views due to how much they religiously practice. The hidden Biblical message is to “Love your Brother”. The movie typically enforces the spirits as the higher
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