The Movie Symposium: The Prince of Egypt
Prince of Egypt transforms the Exodus story Biblical narrative, The Prince of Egypt highlights the relationship between Moses and The high-powered vocal talent includes Val Kilmer as Moses, Ralph Fiennes as Rameses, Jeff Goldblum as Aaron, “David (Geffen) gave me a wonderful piece of advice. By the time Moses fled from Egypt in cBC, the people of Midian occupied In later times, the Bible records that relationships between the Israelites and. The Prince of Egypt is a pretty good film. But if you can overlook those parts, I can honestly give this movie a recommendation, I wouldn't call it a The relationship between Moses and Ramses feels real and in the end it is.
He knew it was his fault, and yet his father blamed Rameses for all the damage that it was caused. He wanted to say something back to his father, but he realised that it wouldn't make any difference. The damage has already been done and Moses decided he needed to see his brother. He needed to apologise to Rameses for his own stupidity and childishness. Moses shook his head, turned around and walked away, living his parents alone. It was true that Rameses was the one who would take his father's place as pharaoh.
Moses knew he would never have to feel the same burden as his brother would. He knew his brother already felt pressured enough about being the next ruler of the great Egypt, and his own stupid actions were only making things worse. Moses soon found Ramses sitting on a statue and Rameses' eyes were looking somewhere far. Moses saw the hurt and worried expression on Ramses' face. Moses crossed his arms, feeling distressed. He knew that his sibling always took everything to his heart and father's words must've really hurt Rameses' feelings.
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Moses guilt only worsened because he really didn't mean for it to happen. Knowing that Rameses was constantly under pressure, Moses only wanted to cheer up his brother by doing all of those silly things.
However, maybe it was time to stop; they only brought more troubles to Rameses. Moses walked closer to the place where Rameses was and he forced a smile upon his face.
Somehow, he needed to wipe the sadness from Rameses' face. Rameses noticed his brother's presence and he frowned. What did Moses want now? Rameses wasn't really in the mood to talk to his brother. He knew that Moses didn't want for any of that to happen. But Rameses had it enough that father always blamed him for everything. Rameses then crossed his arms and turned away from Moses, facing the wall. Was it too much to ask for privacy? He wanted to say something more comforting to Rameses, but he didn't know what he could.
Moses wasn't good when it came to expressing emotions. His father's words really got to him. Rameses was always trying hard to impress his father. Why couldn't the man see that? Moses' smile dropped for a second, when he heard the hurt in Rameses' voice. Moses then sighed, his eyes facing the floor. Then Moses forced another smile on his face and shook his head.
Rameses ignored his younger brother's words again and clenched his fingers into a fist. Moses started slowly walking away from the statue, on which Rameses was still sitting.
There go the pyramids! Rameses was already irritated. He was beginning to get truly frustrated by Moses' behaviour. Why did everything have to be a joke to his younger brother? Rameses really wanted for Moses to once in his life understand that what just happened wasn't some kind of a joke.
Rameses jumped of the statue and went after Moses.
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Moses took a few steps forward and then he turned around, to face Rameses. The Nile drying up. Single-handed, you will manage to bring the greatest kingdom on Earth to ruin," Moses continued, really hoping Rameses would at least smile at his comments. He didn't really mean any of it; he just wanted to cheer his brother up.
Rameses sighed and shook his head. He knew that Moses was only joking, but he couldn't bring himself to even show a tiny smile. Why is that every time you start something, I'm the one who ends up in trouble? He looked at Rameses, who was waiting for his explanation.
What was he even supposed to say to him? Moses eyes started wandering around the room and they finally stopped on floor. It seemed funny to Moses how floor was always very interesting at moments like that. After staring at the floor for a few seconds, he looked up again and finally said: He placed his hand onto Moses' shoulder and a warm smile spread across his lips. I am not angry with you anymore," Rameses said, feeling the anger finally disappear from his body.
We had some good times together," said Rameses softly, gently squeezing Moses' shoulder and then bringing his arm down to his side. Moses' eyes narrowed and finally a real smile came onto his lips. He saw the smile on Rameses' face and the fact that Rameses was being sarcastic let Moses know that Rameses has finally calmed down. Moses titled his head to the side. He could just let the things go, but it was a time that he and his brother had a real and serious conversation about certain things.
If it gets too hard, you do know that you can talk to me, my brother? You don't have to bear this burden on your own.
Let me help you carry it," said Moses and softly smiled at Rameses. Rameses' face darkened and he bowed his head.
Suddenly the dark thoughts crept back into Rameses' mind and his heart felt uneasy. Moses was right; he needed to talk to somebody. He always bottled his feelings down and never talked about them.
This is what his father taught him; you must never show you true feelings to other people. If you did, they would think that you are weak and this way your place as a dynasty ruler would be in danger.
However, Rameses couldn't suppress his true emotions in front of his beloved brother, who was offering him help. Yes, talking would make me feel better," muttered Rameses. Moses' face lit up; Rameses finally decided to listen to his advice. He grabbed Rameses' hand and started dragging him behind as he was walking. When Rameses saw that Moses was headed to his room, he started to protest. We have a banquet to attend, remember? If we don't go, father will be furious," Rameses said, in disbelief that Moses was getting him in trouble again.
If I don't make an appearance then-" Moses kept on ignoring Rameses' complaints and when they finally reached Moses' bedroom, he pushed his brother in it and stepped in front of the entrance, to prevent his brother from leaving. Rameses shook his head and because he knew that Moses wouldn't let him go, he leaned against the cold wall, crossed his arms and waited for Moses to make the next move.
And that would be? Am I really just a weak link in the chain? Father is just being hard on you, because he doesn't want you to fail when he gives the crown to you.
He wants Egypt to have a strong and determined ruler," said Moses taking a few steps closer to Rameses. Do you think that I will fail as a pharaoh? Rameses looked to his right, where Moses was standing. Moses meant every word that he said. He knew that Rameses would be a great ruler and he just wished that Rameses could see that as well. He hated to see his brother in so much pain. Rameses sighed and nodded.
He believed Moses' words and he felt really happy for having Moses in his life. His younger brother was really the only one to who he trusted and got along with. Rameses then placed his head onto Moses' shoulder. A sudden weight on Moses' shoulder surprised him at first, but then he smiled and let his head rest against Rameses'. Rameses' eyes looked up and when he saw that Moses closed his eyes a soft chuckle escaped Rameses' mouth. Rameses lifted his head up.
Moses did the same and then looked at his older brother. Rameses' smile got wider and then he gently put his finger on Moses' cheek, which then travelled lower and stopped its way behind Moses' neck. A light pink blush welcomed Moses' cheeks when Rameses did that and Moses immediately looked away shyly. Rameses moved his body closer to Moses'.
It amused the future pharaoh how Moses acted when they got intimate with each other. Moses was usually the more outgoing type of man and seeing Moses being so embarrassed made Rameses feel very happy. Moses swallowed hard and his body shivered when he saw how close Rameses was next to him.
He is only paying attention to the Hebrews, as if noticing them and their sufferings for the first time. He is especially racked with guilt because they are cleaning up the destruction he caused.
As he sadly watches them, he soon observes one of them being whipped violently and repeatedly. It is an old man who is having difficulty with his heavy burdens. He notices Miriam and Aaron working near the man, with Aaron holding her back from trying to interfere. Here Moses fully accepts who he is, and being moved with anger and pain, he runs to stop the cruel overseer from beating the man.
But in the process, he ends up knocking the overseer off a high scaffold to his death. Horrified by what he has done, and being witnessed by many including Rameses and the high priestsMoses starts to run. The Hebrews stand back in fear, except for Miriam who calls his name and takes his arm to calm him down--but he pulls it away and keeps running. He is intercepted by Rameses, who grabs him and asks him whats going on.
However, he pushes him aside and continues to run. He nearly makes it out of the city before Rameses catches up to him on his chariot. Moses exclaims, "You saw what happened--I just killed a man! Because of his disgust at both his killing of the overseer and his past indifference towards the slaves, and because he knew he has neither power nor moral authority to free the slaves, he ignores Rameses' pleas. He tells Rameses he can no longer stay in Egypt. When Rameses tries to stop him, Moses grabs his shoulders and yells, "No!
Everything I've ever known to be true is a lie! I'm not who you think I am. But Moses only says "Goodbye Brother," and runs--with Rameses calling his name. Moses wanders far into the desert. After several days, famished from lack of food and water, he stubs his toe and breaks his sandal. He angrily discards them and the rest of his royal ornaments, except for the ring given to him by Rameses. A sandstorm soon overtakes him, and he surrenders himself to it. However, he survives; a camel pulls his head out of the sand thinking his hair was grass.
He notices the camel is saddled and holds a water pouch. He digs himself out hastily and tries to take some of the water, but he only has enough energy to loop his arm around the pouch before passing out.
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Fortunately the camel drags him to a large well with some troughs, where he gorges himself on the liquid goodness within--much to the surprise of a nearby sheep. Soon after he arrives, Moses observes some bandits attempting to steal water from three young girls.
Moses manages to drive the bandits away by sending their camels on the run, but in his exhaustion he accidentally falls down the well. The three girls turn out to be Tzipporah's younger sisters, who are unable to get Moses out of the well until she comes along. Thinking they're only playing around after the youngest says they're "trying to get the funny man out of the well"she's surprised to hear him struggling as they try to pull him up.
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She hurriedly tells him they'll get him out soon and pulls him up in a few seconds. However, once she realizes it's Moses, she drops him back down the well as retaliation for embarrassing her at the banquet several nights previous. This is done in relatively good nature, though, as she is aware of his help in her escape; it is assumed that she pulls him back out shortly afterward.
As she swaggers away, her two youngest sisters look to the third one for an explanation; she answers, "This is why Papa says she'll never get married Moses claims that his past actions and inaction make him unworthy of any honor Tzipporah is surprised by his great change in attitude since they first met.
However, Jethro refuses to believe his claim, referring to how Moses helped get all his daughters out of perilous situations. He tells Moses that if he wants to see what his life is worth, he needs to view his life "through heaven's eyes," which he eventually does.
Moses grows to become a member of Jethro's tribe, working with Tzipporah and her sisters as a shepherd. Over time, he and Tzipporah become friends, fall in love, and get married. One day probably about ten years, give or take, after Moses left Egyptwhile chasing a stray lamb, Moses discovers a cavern with a bush that "burned" in a way he has never seen before, with an unusual fire that didn't scorch.
The bush then speaks, revealing that it is the voice and presence of God, who has heard the cries of the Israelites. When Moses nervously asks what is wanted of him, the voice says that He has chosen Moses to deliver the Hebrews out of slavery just as his sister, Miriam, had declaredby speaking to Pharoah the words which he will be taught to say.
Moses is at first apprehensive, given that he was the son of Pharoah, the man who murdered the children of the slaves. However, the voice commands Moses to go forth, promising to smite Egypt with His "wonders" when Pharaoh will not listen. He promises to be with Moses. Afterwards, God's presence departs, leaving the bush no longer alight. During this conversation, Moses' attitude and feelings go from shame and fear, to peace, confidence, and joy. Moses returns to Tzipporah and excitedly tells her of what transpired in the cave, and what he has been asked to do.
Since she is overcome at first by the immensity of the task given him, he tells of his desire to see his people free, like her family is free. She lays aside her fears for him and decides to accompany him back to his former home. Upon reaching the palace, Moses finds that his father and mother, presumably is dead, and Rameses has become the new Pharoah, married with a son of his own.
The two brothers greet each other jovially, with Rameses eager to welcome Moses back, forgiving the events that drove him away and seemingly ignoring his Hebrew origins. Moses hesitantly explains that things cannot return to how they once were, and requests that Rameses let the slaves go free, as requested by God. Moses then demonstrates God's power, as his wooden staff becomes a snake. Rameses smirks at this "trick," but is confused, thinking that Moses has something else he wants to talk about.Rameses and Moses
However, he "plays along," and has Hotep and Huy conjure their own magic, which is consists of convincing showmanship. This impresses the rest of Rameses' court, but not Moses or Tzipporah. Rameses and Moses then meet in private, where they discuss the slaves, the duties of Pharaoh, and the actions of Seti. Frustrated by Rameses refusal to acknowledge the humanity of the slaves, Moses' relation to them, and the sins of Seti, Moses declares that he can no longer hide in the desert while his people suffer.
He returns the royal ring that Rameses had given him so long ago. Rameses is saddened, then angered, that Moses came back for the Hebrews and not for him. He declares that he does not acknowledge his brother's God, and refuses to allow the Hebrews to leave. Moses pleads for his brother to reconsider, but Rameses claims he will not be the 'weak link' in his family's dynasty, showing that Seti was successful in setting Rameses on an unalterable path.
He then orders the workload doubled for the slaves out of spite. Several of the slaves--including his brother Aaron--shun Moses because of the extra workload, and they doubt that God called Moses to deliver them or even cares for them. Miriam however, harbors no ill will towards her brother, claiming that God saved Moses from all his trials and adversity for a purpose.
This encourages Moses to not give up. Moses approaches them, and yells for Rameses to let his people go. Rameses scoffs at this, and sends his guards after him--until Moses places his staff in the water, turning the Nile to blood. Unsure how this is achieved, Rameses demands that Hotep and Huy duplicate or explain this. Using some red powder, they claim that the power of their gods can do the same, and Rameses just dismisses Moses' "trick" once again. Aaron claims that nothing will help them, but Moses promises that God will see to it that they are made free.
A series of plagues then begin to befall Egypt, each more ferociously destructive than the last: Locusts destroy crops, the Egyptians come down with terrible sores on their skin, and fire rains down from the sky. Even with all these events and several more, which his mages prove powerless to counter, Rameses still refuses to give in to Moses' request.
They are both frustrated with each other. Many monuments, statues, and structures become damaged or destroyed. Soon after, the land is covered in darkness except for where the Hebrews liveand Moses goes to see his brother once again to convince him to let the Hebrews go. As they talk, Rameses eventually opens up, they reminisce on their past, and a flicker of mutual brotherly love seems almost rekindled, until Rameses' son comes in and demands to know if Moses is the reason for what has befallen Egypt.
With his son close by, Rameses once again sheds his friendlier side and acts as Pharaoh. Moses explains that the plagues would end if Rameses would just fulfill his request, and says something even more terrifying will happen if he doesn't, pleading for Rameses to think of his son.
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Rameses says he does, and proposes that he will "finish the job" that his father was not able to do, promising a greater massacre among the slaves than ever before. Moses, outraged at Rameses' murderous defiance with this threat to his people, angrily notes that what is to come will be Ramses' responsibility. Moses leaves sadly, and instructs the slaves to put lamb's blood above their doors for protection. He informs them that the firstborn of every household will die, unless the blood is upon the door.
In the night, the angel of death comes, and passes over the protected doors. In the homes where there is no protective sign, the angel takes the lives of the firstborn children, including Rameses' son. Moses goes to his brother after this, amidst the mourning of the Egyptians, and is at last given permission to take the slaves. He tries to comfort Rameses, but he orders him to leave.
Moses is at first distraught, because of all who have died among many other thingsbut Miriam encourages him, saying or singing, rather how at long last, the Hebrews and any who will go with them are finally having their prayers answered, and their faith affirmed. Tzipporah also tells how her own faith has grown, and the three of them, with Aaron, lead the exodus of the slaves.