Plot[ edit ] In Ancient EgyptYocheved and her two young children, Miriam and Aaronwatch as the newborn Hebrew boys are taken and ruthlessly killed as ordered by Pharaoh Setiwho fears that an alarming increase of Hebrew slaves could lead to rebellion.
I have to maintain the ancient traditions; I bear the weight of my father's crown. My father had the right idea of how to deal with your people, and I think it's time I finished the job!
And there shall be a great cry heard in all of Egypt such as never has or ever will be again! He is based on the Pharaoh from the biblical tale of Moses; indeed, the movie for the most part follows the story faithfully.
However, in The Prince of Egypt, he and Moses were raised as brothers and the conflict between them is seen as a deeply personal one on both sides. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Contents [ show ] Personality While it would be an exaggeration to call him a villain, Rameses was not truly evil per se; just stubborn, obstinate and headstrong. His cruelty and stubbornness apparently stems from his past, where his father taught him to hold fast to a strong will and an unwavering mindset; it is worth noting that Rameses's principal objective was getting his father's acceptance.
Rameses also did genuinely and deeply care about his son, and was utterly broken by his son's death. At the start of the film, Rameses did have a true brotherly bond with Moses, and they considered each other quite close. Before the final plague, Rameses tells Moses that he wishes they could just be a family again.
Anyone could also consider him to be an oppressive control freak, forcing high standards on one of his guards, and bringing a guard who is ill up onto his feet and giving him his stick, even though he is too ill to guard his king.
Rameses was but a toddler when an infant Moses was discovered by his mother; during this period in history, his father Seti had ordered the death of all Hebrew boys after a prophecy saying that the slaves would be united under a leader chosen by God similar to how Herod would, many years later, attempt another Massacre Of The Innocents.
The young Rameses was by his mother's side as she took his new baby brother to meet the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh agreed to raise the infant, and Rameses presumably shared a happy childhood with Moses, accepting him as his own brother.
Rameses and Moses as teenagers. When we next meet them, Rameses and Moses are in their teens and prone to mischief, engaging in wild chariot races. Both brothers were competitive but fairly good-natured towards one another; however, their chariot race caused great damage to their surroundings, infuriating Seti who was harsh with his eldest son, calling him a "weak link," an insult that deeply wounded Rameses and would continue to affect him later in life.
However, a short time later, Rameses was appointed Prince Regent by his father who was moved by an appeal by Moses on his brother's behalfand he promptly appointed Moses as Royal Chief Architect. During the celebrations, Hotep and Huy were ordered to give Rameses a gift as a sign of respect for their new superior, and the two high priests offered Rameses a kidnapped woman from a desert tribe as his bride or more likely, a concubine.
However, due to her fiery nature, Rameses didn't want her and tried to give her to Moses, which simply angered her more and she fought back until she was humiliated by Moses; Rameses found this amusing and ordered the guards to "dry her up and have her delivered to Prince Moses' chambers" although Moses ultimately set her free.
At a later point, Rameses was overseeing the building of a great temple when Moses who had recently learned of his true Hebrew heritage fought against a guard abusing an old slave and accidentally killed him in the process.
Rameses was shocked and confused, and ran after his brother as he fled; he showed little concern over the death of the guard and even told Moses that, as royalty, he could see to it that the crime would never be heard of again.
However, Moses was too full of regret and confusion and fled into the desert, leaving Rameses alone in Egypt.Get fast, free shipping with Amazon PrimeShop Best Sellers · Fast Shipping · Read Ratings & Reviews · Shop Our Huge Selection.
The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson. Read More. Garth Franklin Dark Horizons. April 2, The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson.
Globe and Mail. July 12, Takes itself too seriously. Antagony & Ecstasy. January 23, "The Prince of Egypt" is, in a large sense, another Hollywoodish take on Exodus. True. It fills in some questions, such as: How did Moses first get in touch with his sense of conscience concerning the slaves in Egypt?
As did DeMille's. Dec 18, · Now here is "The Prince of Egypt," an animated version based on the same legends. What it proves above all is that animation frees the imagination from the shackles of gravity and reality, and allows a story to soar as it will/5.
The Prince of Egypt is a wonderfully rich and sumptuous animation that I find moving and uplifting. In fact, it's nothing short of a masterpiece.
It tells the story of Moses, and how he led the Israelites out of Egypt.