Compare Macbeth And The Lion King

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How many times have we heard about the Shakespeare's influence? Because of the particular and flawless works of William Shakespeare, it is not surprising that why he is an influential person in the literary society for more than century. Undoubtedly, there are many people willing to let their heart be broken and cry for his work over and over again. Although his body was consumed by the time, his name and spirit are still breathing in our world through the poetry, literature, book or even movie. It can be found Shakespeare's influence in every entertainment industry, especially his shortest and bloodiest tragedy like Macbeth (1610), which is the most famous one. Even The Lion King (1994), the Disney animated movie by Roger Allers, also has…show more content…
According to the theme of the great chain of being, God is the one who can control everything in the universe, which means He can command the nature as well. As far as we can see it, the nature in The Lion King and Macbeth is an explicit symbolism toward the status of the king and the politics. To give an illustration, the sun in Macbeth and The Lion King represents the life of the king. In Macbeth, before the regicide of King Duncan, Lady Macbeth refers to the sun that “O, never Shall sun that morrow see!” (Act i, Scene v). Although she mentions about the sun in the sky, the figure of speech in this sentence represents the sun as the life of King Duncan that will be murdered in the future. Likewise, the dialogue between King Mufasa and Simba in The Lion King represents this symbolism about the sun as well; “A king's time as ruler, rises and falls like the sun.” So, it clears to see that the sun in the two stories represents the status of the king. It means that the symbolism about the nature links to the theme of the great chain of being as I mentioned above. All things considered, it seems reasonable to assume that both of the two stories share the same symbolism about the nature
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