Laquanda Gadson October 2, 2012 Final Draft Comparison and Contrast Essay “In peace the sons bury their father, but in war the fathers bury their son” once said Herodotus. In this case it’s neither, it was all greed and jealousy that led these two families to go against the grain. Disney’s The Lion King is parallel to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They are alike and different in more ways than you can imagine. The main characters are both the sons of monarchs, so they are princes, Simba and Hamlet.
The story of The Lion King closely parallels that of Hamlet. At the ripe age of four, when I first saw the movie version of it, I was intrigued by the lions portraying these complex roles that seemed so original. It tells a child oriented tale about a king, Mufasa, getting murdered by his brother, Scar in an attempt to become the new king of Pride Rock. Mufasa’s son Simba, goes on an adventure taking vengeance on his father’s death, soul searching, and falling in love, a stereotypical Disney story with morals and ethics. The Disney writers cleverly concealed the basic character archetypes and simplified the story of Hamlet.
"The Lion King" The moral of the movie "The Lion King" is "Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you"(Quotes). The movie tells about a young lion prince, named Simba, who has a tragic accident as a cub and turns his back on his past and where he came from. The story begins with simba just being born and his kingdom bowing with respect for him and his parents, Mufasa and Sarabi. Simba being born made his uncle, Scar, second in line to recieve the throne and this angered his uncle very much.
Young Fortinbras did this through asserting himself and his military to action, and invading the then troubled Denmark. Despite Hamlet’s passive contemplation, he too avenged his father’s murder by stabbing Claudius and forcing him to gulp down a glass of poisoned wine. Both Young Hamlet and Young Fortinbras sought vengeance for their fathers’ untimely deaths, but had contrasting motives and completely opposite plans of action. Fortinbras' father, King of Norway, was killed during battle for control of “a little patch of ground”(4.4, 19). 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.
In the end, both Scar and Claudius end up dying the same way as they killed their brother. Both of their right hand man ends up turning on them. Laertes tells Hamlet that Claudius was the one who poisoned Old King Hamlet. In The Lion King the Hyenas turn on Scar after bringing him in and giving loyal services for many of years. It is very ironic yet fitting for these two villainous characters the way it turns out for both of
If Temas does not kill the lion it will kill him and even if he friends save him from the lion he will be looked down upon for not killing the lion by himself. The reasons were different because Temas did it to impress Kileghen and so that when they are moving the cattle if a lion attempts to kill them they will kill it first. They must know how to kill the lion with know else’s help so that when it counts they can do it by themselves. He wanted to impress Kileghen so that she would not like Medoto anymore, but him instead. Jerry’s reasons were different because he did it to only prove to him that he could do it, and to prove that he could be a man and do something without his mom.
When a dragon begins attacking his villages, Beowulf feels that he must kill the dragon just as he did the other two monsters so many years ago. His followers warn him that he will be defeated, but he goes on anyway claiming that he must protect his kingdom. He is fatally wounded in the battle, but with the help of one of his men he is able defeat the dragon before he dies. This act led to a noble end for this brave character after dying for his people "Grendel went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors would do in that hall when the drinking was done"(Beowulf 30-33). This indicates that Grendel longs to be accepted by society.
The movie, The Lion King, and the play, Hamlet, both have a similar story lines. In both stories, the king is killed by their brother and revenge is sought by the king’s son, later on in the stories. The murderer in the stories was caused by the king’s brothers who want the power of the throne so bad that they killed their only
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