|“||"Oh, God, why are you doing this to me? Do you hear me?! Any kindness you take away. You're the one who gave me the dreams. You brought me the gift! Some gift! My dreams are lies. What have I done to deserve this?!"||„|
|~ Joseph in jail, raging to God about his dreams|
Joseph is the main protagonist of the 2000 Dreamworks animated film Joseph: King of Dreams.
Joseph is the son of Jacob and Rachel. Joseph was gifted with seemingly strange dreams, and also the ability to interpret them.
Because he was born of Rachel, and not Jacob's other wife, Joseph was special because Rachel was supposedly barren and couldn't have children.
Because of this, he was treated better than his brothers for most of his childhood. In the beginning of the movie, Joseph was given a coat by his parents, which was the last straw for his brothers.
One day, Joseph wanted to help his brothers, so they sarcastically told him to watch the herd while they round up the stray sheep when they were swimming.
In the midst of Joseph's realization of this, one of the lambs he was watching wandered off and attracted the attention of a wolf.
Joseph ran with the lamb to escaped but was only saved by the help of his father who scared the wolves away. However, Joseph noticed a dead ram, similar to one he had dreamt about and Jacob realized that his dreams provided visions of the future.
The next night, Joseph dreamt about him and his brothers where Joseph was among them, but suddenly above them and they bowed before him. When he spoke of this dream, his brothers ridiculed him and he was shunned off, followed by Rachel's song, "Bloom".
Joseph soon left to be with his brothers, but they had had enough of Joseph's superiority over them, so they took his coat and pushed him in a ditch, later to sell him to slave-traders for twenty pieces of silver.
After he is imprisoned because of Potiphar's wife, Zuleika, he is released and asked to interpret the Pharoah's dream which is one forseeing famine in Egypt.
Later on, after Joseph's plan to overcome the famine was in action, his brothers arrived in Egypt asking for food, willing to pay for it with a familiar twenty pieces of silver. Joseph has one of his brothers, Simeon arrested and imprisoned until the others prove what they say is true including the existence of a "youngest brother".
Later, the rest of the brothers return with another man, Benjamin, Rachel's last son before she died. He is heartbroken to hear of his mothers loss, but eventually tells the brothers that they kept their word so they may have food.
However, Joseph comes up with another plan. All of his brothers are arrested, and the youngest, Benjamin, is accused of stealing a goblet from Joseph. Joseph threatens to imprison Benjamin, but his other brothers beg Joseph to reconsider and take one of them in his place. Seeing the episode of having one of their brothers taken away from their father once again, Joseph's older brothers finally confess their sin in selling Joseph away, stating that they regretted their action more than anything they had ever done. Seeing how genuinely remorseful his brothers are, Joseph finally reveals his true identity to them. Seeing their brother still alive, they become delighted and overjoyed. Joseph then invites them all, brothers, father, and the entire village, to move to Egypt where they would be safe from the famine that was raging. And so the entire village moved to Egypt, and Joseph's father was finally able to reunite with his beloved son, forgiving his older sons immediately.