Andi Simponetti asks:
">that and perhaps that the story line is relatively uncomplicated,
>if not archetypal (but aren't they all?).
        ***How do you mean?"
More or less referring to your discussion of the "circle of life" theme in
THE LION KING earlier in your post.  The point about death of the father,
awakening of the hero to combat the opposition in his path, and the fulfillmehnt
of the circle, etc. are very familiar themes in oral and written literature.
See Northrop Frye's ANATOMY OF CRITICISM for a complete treatment--or
Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, etc.
Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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