International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Hero’s Journey: Simba’s Assent to the Throne
Robert G. Blair

The hero’s journey is a developmental pattern of human experience identified by Joseph Campbell (1972). It consists of various stages. This paper addresses nine of the stages of the hero’s journey as they pertain to Simba’s journey in the movie “The Lion King.” Themes of the hero’s journey and how they can serve as a guide to living are also discussed.

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