*Discovery, it is why we are here today, it is why we are the way we are, it shapes our lives and society. The Webster’s Dictionary definition for discovery that relates most to our AOS is: A making known; revelation; disclosure. In another terms, discovery is something that is revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.
*While trying to decide on what text I was going to choose I thought about my styles of learning. It came to me that visual learning was most productive for me as I found I could retain allot more information from a film or TV show then I could of a book. Audio suited me well also, yet I found it hard to analyze the meanings of songs, let alone the ideas of discovery. Therefore I decided to choose a movie which I enjoy, the Lion King, as I already owned it and I knew it would be the easiest for me to analyze deeply. I also knew that I could easily obtain information using Internet search engines if I needed any extra information.
*The plot outline for this film is a young lion prince by the name of Simba who is born in Africa, thus making his uncle Scar the second in line to the throne. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill Simba’s father King Mufasa and Simba himself, thus making himself King. The King is killed and Simba is led to believe by Scar that it was his fault, and so flees the kingdom in shame. After years of exile he is persuaded to return home to overthrow the usurper and claim the kingdom as his own thus completing the “Circle of Life”.
*There are two discoveries which I believe represent the style in which this film conveys discovery.
*The first discovery which I wish to talk about takes place late in the film when Simba finds out about his kingdom’s peril, he lacks to courage and belief in himself to go back. A baboom friend named Rafiki helps.
What happens next is quite intruiging. Rafiki tells simba too look in a pond of water and he will see his father.