Essay on The Discrepancies in the Film Adaptation of Exodus
The book of Exodus is a detailed account of the story of the freedom of the Israelite people from their time of slavery in Egypt. At times the verses may be confusing and it might be hard to grasp points. We will discuss below how The Prince of Egypt was able to portray the main storyline, and look at some points in the movie where there where some incorrect themes or details were shown.
At the beginning of The Prince of Egypt, we see the rush that the mother is in to get her baby, Moses, safely to the river. The streets are full of solders, but luckily, Moses’ mother and kids know where to go. The mother sets baby Moses into the dangerous waters. Part of the travel was shown to be quite …show more content…
Toward his late teens, after the discovery of his true family history, Moses see’s an Israelite slave being whipped, and a deep anger is stirred within him. After quickly running over to the platform, Moses, when trying to grab the Egyptian slave driver, accidentally pushed him off to a plunging death below. When the Israelite’s and Egyptians begin to crowd around him with questions, Moses becomes very scared and makes a run out of Egypt as fast as he can for fear of his father’s angry reprimand.
This portion in the Bible has some different aspects that aren’t actually talked about in the movie. One way to understand why Moses ran is to understand what truly happened. In Exodus 2:12, it explains the story: “He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsfolk. He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.” This story is slightly surprising to the readers, especially of those readers who saw first what the Prince of Egypt portrayed. So rather than leaving Egypt being ashamed, he really runs from Egypt in hopes to escape the