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The subject of willful ignorance in the movie Philadelphia is obvious as thepartners in Andys law firm pretend to not notice that he is sick with the deadlysyndrome AIDS This is a form of power on their point because they use it tojustify firing Andy for fear of contamination Willful ignorance is also a majorpart of The Lion King The main difference in the two movies though is that inPhiladelphia willful ignorance is shown through the characters of the law firmpartners In The Lion King we as an audience are the ones who are invited to beignorant to the subject matter held within The main points of the forced ignorance in the movie are the fact that Scarssexuality is masked through the movie and that his true identity of being ahomosexual is never discussed only hinted at The fact that the hyenas representinner city black youth is never discussed or pointed out is another example Thelast example is how in The Lion King the circle of life is a paradox to the foodchain This shows how the lions symbolizing white suburban America is always onThe fact that Scar is gay in this movie is a curious one The movies villainturns out to be gay So what does that say about the communities outlook onhomosexuals Scars quote to Simba when he is younger You have no idea inresponse to Simbas statement Youre really weird uncle Scar hints at Scars trueself The audiences ignorance is invited by the movie through dialogue like this The audiences hatred for Scar comes into play when Scars sexuality comes intoquestion They are forced to hate Scar for being the villain but why not make Scargay so the audience has not choice to hate gay people The comment by Mufasasmessenger Theres always one in every family is another example of how themovie hints at Scars sexuality Also the example of Scar being gay is used in themovies reason why he is
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