Because the RULES are the only thing WE got

Earlier this week we started comparing and contrasting the Lion King with Lord of the Flies while focusing on the following:
State of Nature, Natural Rights, Tyranny/Absolute Power, Consent, Conscience, Social Contract

Rafiki & Simba


As we continue our study of the Foundations of our government,  watch the clips again located in the LIVEBINDER and use the HOM: Apply Past Knowledge to New Situations.

We viewed the scene from The Lion King that depicts Mufasa’s death, Mufasa’s ghost, Simba and Nala fight.
Respond to 1 or both of the following questions by leaving a comment or respond to a previous comment to get a discussion going.

  1. How does this scene depict a state of nature?
  2. What does Mufasa’s ghost symbolize? Explain. Be a fact-finder and use your YELLOW  packet.

Students, you have been Applying Knowledge of the Enlightenment, natural rights, state of nature, democracy, social contract, and John Locke to the classic, Lord of the Flies. Use the viewing guide located in the LIVEBINDER to check for understanding.


Watch the LOTF clips again and respond to one or more of the following questions:

  1. Who does Piggy remind you of in Lion King?
  2. Who does Jack remind you of in Lion King?
  3. Are there additional characters that have similarities? differences?



Don’t forget there is QUIZ MONDAY. Paraphrase the notes and examples. Don’t memorize.  🙂  Share your knowledge with your families at dinner, friends during recess, or record a podcast of yourself paraphrasing the lessons.  Use the YELLOW PACKET The STUDY FOLDABLE.  
Also, watch the LOTF clips again located in the…..Yeah, you guessed it!  The LIVEBINDER. 
Good Luck!

4 thoughts on “Because the RULES are the only thing WE got

  1. Jack and Scar are like a 2-in-1 deal. They are so, very close to the same. Jack becomes a tyrant for the boys on the island and rules by force. He deprives everyone of their natural rights the same way that Scar does.

  2. The character Piggy in the movie, Lord of the Flies, reminds me of Raficki from Lion King. In a way they are very similar even though Raficki is an animal and is animated while Piggy is a person and filmed as a person. They are both the symbols of wisdom and logic in each of their movies. In The Lion King, Raficki, spoke confusing, yet wise words to Simba, and Piggy speaks with logic to the other boys. This is why Raficki reminds me of Simba.

  3. Mufasa’s ghost in the Lion king was not a real ghost. He was a figment do Simba’s imagination, or more accurately of his conscience. It was then that he realized that he was wrong not to go back and that he must go back. His conscience told him that the right thing to do would be to go back and save all of the other animals, just as Mufasa would have done.

  4. The scene where Mufasa dies shows a state of nature. He was the king by a social contract that the other animals had made. When he was killed there was a state of nature because nobody had their rights being protected by law and order any longer. After that, Scar took over as a tyrant. This was bad news for all of the animals except the hyenas because with the hyenas’ help Scar took away all of the animal’s natural rights. All of these bad events were an effect of a state of nature. I hope that I will never have to live in a state of nature.

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