Scar Vs Hamlet

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In the movie, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff and William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the brother of King Hamlet and the brother of King Mufasa proclaim themselves the newfound kings after secretly killing their brothers. The kings both die at the hands of their power hungry brothers, Claudius and Scar, who are parallel characters. In reality, Claudius and Scar are poison for the kingdom. Both of these characters put up a front to make people, who are most vulnerable and in need of guidance, think they are an amazing leader and they deserve to be king. These two similar characters try to change the normal cycle of the kingdom and it ends up in their own demise. Lastly, these two characters did it out of pure jealousy…show more content…
After Hamlet has the actors put on a play reenacting the murder of King Hamlet, Claudius learns of Hamlets knowledge and sends him to England saying, Our sovereign process, which imports at full, By letters congruing to that effect, The present death of Hamlet. Do it, England, For like the hectic in my blood he rages, And thou must cure me. Till I know ‘tis done, Howe’er my haps, my joys were ne’er begun. (Shakespeare, IV, iii, 65) He feels as if he can not risk the exposure from Hamlet, and that he is driving him mad with uncertainty, so the solution is to kill him. He says he can never be happy until he knows Hamlet is dead, no matter how lucky he is. However, after the attempt to kill Hamlet fails, the king becomes even more concerned as to what Hamlet might expose. So he then uses the hurt Laertes is experiencing from the death of his own father, to turn it into Hamlets death sentence. Laertes, different from Claudius feels remorse, and admits his faults, saying, It is here, Hamlet. Hamlet, thou art slain. No medicine in the world can do thee good. In thee there is not half an hour of life. The treacherous instrument is in thy hand, Unbated and envenomed. The foul practice Hath turned itself on me (Shakespeare,

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