Macbeth And The Lion King Analysis

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In William Shakespeare’s Tragedy “Macbeth” and the well-known comedy story of Lion King, the demise of Ducan, comparing to the death of Mufasa, as well as the consequence of conspiracy and revenge conducted in both stories, are similar. In fact, “The Lion King’s storyline is also influenced by William Shakespeare’s Macbeth” (The Lion King). Both stories contain the plot of seizing the throne by a conspirator, the death of the king, the fleeing of origin descendant of the throne, and a victorious revenge at last. Despite having the similar outcome for the conspiracy conducted in both the story of “Macbeth” and “Lion King”, the distinctive perspectives of protagonists, different nature in characters and distinguished motivations for the conspiracies…show more content…
He has absolutely no doubt and interior struggle on his own terrible conspiracy conducted. Unlike Macbeth, Scar has no regret on any terrible crime he has done, not only on committing the crime of murdering Mufasa, the honorable lion king but also on imputing the responsibility to the innocent Simba. “His ties to family only go so far when his own goals are in mind, and he sees no problem in endangering his brother 's life in order to get the attention he so desires.” (Scar). The scar is self-centered and ruthless about his brother’s miserable demise brought by his own desire. The special relationship between the conspirator, Scar, and the king, Scar’s elder brother, Mufasa, also contribute to the expression of Scar’s extremely merciless character. Apparently, the different nature of the two conspirators in the two similar story distinguish the metamorphosis of Macbeth from Scar’s inherent and unchangeable malevolence, corresponding to Macbeth’s complexity of characters for the composition of a master piece and Lion King’s simplicity for children to…show more content…
For Macbeth, he is motive by the fulfill of the prophecies, which facilitate the growth of ambition. “He will be fooled into thinking he is greater than fate, he will mock death, and he will think he is above wisdom, grace, and fear.” (Crowther.3.5.2). As Hecate, the head of the witches suggests, the prophecies are made to fool Macbeth and lead him into the completely wicked way of killing people in order to satisfy his intrigued ambition and paranoid thoughts. In other words, the deterioration of Macbeth’s character and all the immoral practice done by Macbeth and her wife predominantly provoked by the prophecies, which in fact, only contains one piece of real information, possession of The Thane of Cawdor by Macbeth. All the following pieces are all accomplished due to Macbeth 's inspired ambition of gaining more power and turning off his own intrinsic qualities. The evil prophecies, trigger Macbeth’s dark side of human nature by telling Macbeth his ability and chances of gaining more than he can ever think about. The irresistible attraction allures Macbeth strongly and creates reasonable motivation for him to conduct these inconceivable crimes. In this case, the elder adult readers would be able to understand the conspiracy better by having all kinds of temptation in their daily
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