Comparing Hamlet And The Lion King

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Hamlet and The Lion King Hamlet and The Lion King have many similarities and few differences. The two stories are revolved around betrayal that leads to death, decay, and disease. The differences between the stories are in the characters and some plot points, but the main storylines are essentially the same. Early on in both tragedies the kings were both murdered in cold blood by their brothers. The stories both escalated when the sons are visited by ghost like versions of their father and told to seek revenge for their fathers’ deaths. During the two sons’ search for revenge the stories portray the decay of the kingdoms because of the new leaders who happen to be the murders themselves. Hamlet and Simba both end up in a desperate struggle to avenge the deaths of their fathers.…show more content…
The dying kingdoms symbolize the heart of each king. And the guidance of the ghost like figures in each story symbolize that a good man may live on forever in some way. Both Simba and Hamlet successfully kill the kings, but still sacrifice a lot and in Hamlet’s case he lost his life. “Does it not, think thee, stand me now upon— He that hath killed my king and whored my mother, Popp'd in between th' election and my hopes, Thrown out his angle for my proper life, And with such cozenage—isv't not perfect conscience To quit him with this arm? And is 't not to be damned To let this canker of our nature come In further evil?” (Act 5, Scene 2) . These events confirm both stories as

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