Essay On Hamlet Vs Lion King

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When looking for a play and a movie to compare I was stuck thinking for a while. Then it just came to me Loin King that is a great movie that everyone likes. Then it was to find a play that kind of has the same plot. Well I was reading Hamlet and as I was read reading it a few movies popped into my head. One that did was Loin King as a kid I loved this movie. I really don’t know how many times I have watched it. Hamlet is a great play a lot of movies have been made of this play. A lot of people do not realize that Hamlet and the Lion King follow petty much the same plot, Lion King is just where little kids can understand it. The play Hamlet and the movie The Loin King will be compared on several levels, the first will be on the characters in the stories, plot, setting,…show more content…
The role of Horatio, Hamlet's right-hand man, is fulfilled in The Lion King by Nala. Nala concentrates on the fact that Simba is the rightful King and that it is his responsibility to ascend to the throne. She is his best friend and someone whom he trusts. Just as Horatio loyally follows Hamlet, Nala is completely loyal to Simba. Not only are there ties of friendship, but there is also an element of respect and reverence in both friendships. Horatio and Nala both know that they are friends and loyal followers of the rightful king. Horato tells Hamlet "If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, / Absent thee from felicity a while, / And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain / To tell my story." Hamlet, speaking of death as "felicity" ( ) The next major level will be the plot. 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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