Oedipus the King I. This play is about a king, Oedipus, that has a plague troubling his kingdom. In order for the plague to end the murderer of the previous king, Laius, has to be banished from the kingdom or killed to make up for the murder of the king. Through oracles and prophesies King Oedipus comes to find out that he is the murderer of King Laius and that he was also his father. Oedipus also discovers that his wife and widow of King Laius, Jocasta, is also his mother.
Mufasa was the king of Pride Rock. He had a son named Simba and he had a wife whom was Simba’s mother. Mufasa also had a brother named Scar, who was always jealous of Mufasa and always wanted to be king, so he also murdered the King. Therefore King Hamlet and Mufasa both played the role of innocent kings whom were murdered by their jealous brothers. Hamlet and Simba are also both characters who play similar roles in the book/movie.
He confronted the King and accused him of the murder of his father. Claudius told Laertes that Hamlet was responsible for his father's death. He then decides to kill Hamlet to avenge the death of his father. He and Claudius concoct a plot to kill Hamlet. Hamlet dies of wounds from the poisoned tipped sword Laertes used.
There was murder in the play. King Oedipus killed King Laius for running him off the road. Queen Jocasta committed suicide when she found out that the man she married (King Oedipus) was her son, the son whom she tried to kill. Oedipus’ tragic flaw is that he is arrogant. I say this because of what he had said and done in the play.
Creon also declared that Polyneices would not receive a proper burial because he committed treason against his own city. Creon punishes Antigone to death. • Haemon- He is Creon’s son. Haemon is supposed to marry Antigone, however, when Creon banishes Antigone to her death, Haemon runs off. He is later found, dead by her side, after committing suicide for his lost love.
The messenger told him that he died of old age and that Oedipus was not his father’s biological son. Oedipus now realizes that his fate has come true. He did kill his father, Laius, he did marry his mother, and he did have children with her. Jocasta hanged herself because the oracle had come true. Oedipus blinded himself and exiled himself for being Laius’ murderer.
Simba, Mufasa’s son and Scar’s nephew, must seek justice against Scar for his father. The appearance of the ghost of the fathers who have died show up to their sons in both works. Moreover, the son is sent away in both of the works as well. Simba is sent to run away because he thinks his father’s death was his own fault. Hamlet is sent to England for killing Polonius.
Fortinbras’ uncle claims the throne of Norway just as Claudius took the throne in Denmark, and linked the common destiny between Young Fortinbras and Hamlet in their attempt for vengeance of their fathers’ deaths. Fortinbras’ and Hamlet contrast in their taking of action where Fortinbras’ acts immediately after reasoning, where Hamlet makes continual lackadaisical steps towards revenge. Although both equally sought vengeance, their motives contrasted. Hamlet wasn’t only troubled because his father had been murdered, but because his mother married his uncle Claudius, the murderer, just a few months following the death. This continuously haunted him because of their public displays of affection, which he found nauseating.
Another reference that Shakespeare buts in Hamlet is all the revenge killings. There are at least three examples of those killings in Hamlet: Young Fortinbras seeks revenge against Elsinore; Hamlet seeks to avenge the murder of his father, King Hamlet, by Claudius; and Laertes seeks revenge against Hamlet for killing his father. All three of these have to do with murder and revenge, and those two things are what got Cain into trouble with God. In Hamlet, after the death of King Hamlet, deception was brought upon the
Why Does Hamlet Delay? For centuries William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet has been under much analysis. In the play, the ghost of Hamlet’s father comes to him saying that he was murdered. Hamlet is surprised to also find out that his uncle Claudius is the murderer of his father. Hamlet’s father tells him that he must get revenge on his uncle for him; he wants Hamlet to kill Claudius.