I listened to ‘Hakuna Matata’, and ‘Circle of Life’, in ‘The Lion King’. Then I analyzed and annotated it to find the themes for each song.


Artist Statement

I was inspired by the “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” to create this collage to represent the themes of the song. 

One theme I chose to represent in my collage is the fact that everything is connected no matter who or what you are. “But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky keeps great and small on the endless round” (Circle of Life, l. 22,23), suggests that even the smallest insect, or the most fearsome lion is part of this “circle” of life. For my background, I chose to cover the page in pictures of different geographic areas to represent that ecosystems all over the world are all connected in a way. The circle in the middle is really supposed to be a food chain to represent how animals are connected.

The song also talks about how there’s a lot of luck and chance in life, and some just get luckier than others. This is seen in the chorus of the song. But the song also describes that in the end, the circle of life needs to be balanced because “You should never take more than you give”(Circle of Life, l. 8). This balance is shown in my art by the scale that holds up the food chain, and the food chain shows how in the end, everything comes back to the start. You may think that the bear is at the top of the chain, but in the end, it will die, decompose and turn into fertilizer for grass, what you would have thought was at the bottom of the chain.


R2B #3 Finding Themes
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