The Lion King And The Tragedy Of Hamlet

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Compare/Contrast The Lion King and The Tragedy of Hamlet It has been said that Disney’s The Lion King is a children's version of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet. There are many similarities and differences from the play and the movie. The biggest similarities of The Tragedy of Hamlet and The Lion King are Simba and Hamlet, the main characters, are both from royal families, the uncle’s characters are very similar, and both princes must overcome internal struggles. The biggest differences include: the prince in The Lion King does not die, Hamlet’s mother gets remarried in The Tragedy of Hamlet, but not in The Lion King, and the supporting character are completely different. Hamlet and Simba are very similar as main characters, but are also very different at the same time.…show more content…
Simba is the main character in Disney's The Lion King. He is the son of Mufasa, the king of the lions, which makes Simba a prince. Hamlet, the main character from Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, is the son of the King of Denmark, which makes him the Prince of Denmark. In The Lion King, Simba has an evil uncle, Scar, and in The Tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet also has an evil uncle, Claudius. Both of the uncles kill their older brother to become king. In The Tragedy of Hamlet, Hamlet has many internal struggles going on. Hamlet is trying to deal with his love for Ophelia, his mother marrying his uncle so quickly after his father's death, and his uncle killing his father. In The Lion King, Simba was told by Scar, his uncle, that it was Simba’s fault that Mufasa, Simba’s father, dies. Simba hated himself for that, the only way that he would forgive himself was by fleeing and never returning. When Simba found out Scar killed Mufasa, he was furirated. Simba came back to Pride Rock to get revenge on Scar and to save Pride Rock. Hamlet came back from England to get revenge on his Claudius, his uncle, for killing Old Hamlet, his

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