Comparing Hamlet And The Lion King

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After watching and reading The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, I have noticed how similar this play is to Disney’s movie, The Lion King. These stories are alike in many ways, but they do have some differences. Both uncle characters are very similar, and both fathers die and reappear as ghosts; however, Hamlet has a tragic ending but The Lion King has a happy ending. Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, and Simba’s uncle, Scar, have resembling personalities. They both were jealous of their brothers being king, so they killed their brothers so they could take over the throne. Claudius killed the king by poisoning him in his sleep. Scar killed Mufasa by throwing him into a stampede of wildebeests. After Claudius and Scar became king, their

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