Summarize the movie The Prince of Egypt.

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The movie, Prince of Egypt, was made in 1998 and it had an all star cast - Val Kilmer, Ralph Finnes, and Michelle Pfeiffer. The movement of the movie can be summarized in three points. 

First, it is about Moses, a Hebrew, who was adopted into the family of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. When Moses finds out about his true identity, he wants to help his fellowship Hebrews who are persecuted. They are actually slaves in Egypt. However, in this process, he alienates the Egyptians. 

Second, during this time, Moses has his first encounter with the God of the Hebrews and God calls him to go to Pharaoh to free his people. Moses hesitantly goes and the rest of the movie is a showdown between Moses and Pharaoh. In short, God sends plagues on Egypt, but Pharaoh still hardens his heart. Only the tenth plague convinces Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Here are the ten plagues:

(1) Water sources turn into blood. 

(2) Frogs appear and fill the land.

(3) Lice or gnats fill  the land.

(4) Flies fill the land.

(5) There is disease on livestock.

(6) Boils appear on livestock.

(7) There is a hail storm.

(8) A plague of locusts appears

(9) Darkness fills the land.

(10) There is the death of the first-born over Egypt.

Finally, Moses and the Hebrews miraculously cross the Red Sea through the miracle of God. But at this moment, Pharaoh has a change of heart and pursues the Hebrews. This is the climax of the story. The Hebrews are saved as God divides the sea, whereas the waters come crashing down on Pharaoh's army. As you can tell, this story comes from the book of Exodus. 


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