Study Guide

The Lion King Scene 19

Scene 19

Scene 19

  • Nala informs Simba that Scar has let the hyenas take over the Pride Lands. Simba is alarmed but still refuses to go back.
  • Simba and Nala fight, and Simba storms off.
  • Determined not to go back to Nala, Simba wanders into a field. Rafiki finds him and starts spouting strange riddles at him.
  • Simba, annoyed, tries to shake Rafiki. But Rafiki refuses to be shaken.
  • When Rafiki correctly identifies Simba as Mufasa's son, Simba chases after him.
  • Eventually, Rafiki leads Simba to a pool of water and asks him to look into it. At first, Simba sees nothing, but then he sees the image of his father.
  • Mufasa's ghost rises and addresses his son from the sky, telling Simba that he's the one true king.
  • Simba realizes he has to return to the Pride Lands.