As quoted before, Lady Macbeth said, “your hand, your tongue; look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t” (Shakespeare 1.6. 70-71). This clearly demonstrates the theme of appearance versus reality by saying not everything is what it appears to be on the outside as it is on the inside. Many characters in Macbeth changed their personality to present themselves as good, meaningful characters. In the meantime, many of them were also plotting deaths upon their enemies. Scar looked at Simba, “what have you done?” he asked, and continued to say, “the king is dead, and if it weren’t for you, he’d still be alive.” (The Lion King). At this time in the movie, Mufasa had just died and Scar is questioning what happened as if he had nothing to do with it. Scar is purposely blaming Simba for the death of Mufasa. Despite the fact that they share the same blood, Scar had plotted Mufasa’s death the whole
From time immemorial a lot of ink has been spilled on the concept of traumatic psychology developed in men. People have long proclaimed, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (www.childtrauma.com). Psychological wound brings experiences and help people to grow more strong. Sometimes traumatic growth doesn’t happen naturally, it also can be hereditary. Once people experience psychological trauma, people can never be able to forget that. It invades people’s thoughts, dream and unleashing mood swings, anger, depression and an exhausting sense of hyper vigilance because men can never out run their past. Recent studies add a disturbing new layer to our understanding: The behavioral changes that can come with emotional trauma are not only difficult to overcome but also it can be overcome with family’s hopes, care and aspiration.
Have you ever wanted revenge so bad that you would do whatever it took to get it? From Hamlet to Gladiator, two men went through great struggles to avenge the death of ones they loved. Throughout these stories, each plot has major differences while keeping multiple similarities between the two. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is a play that tells the story of a young man on a mission to get revenge for his father’s unjust death. Gladiator is a movie that follows the journey of Maximus who chooses the path of a gladiator to avenge his family 's death after the murder of his emperor. Having been mentally distressed by the death of their loved ones, Hamlet and Maximus both undertake a challenging test to avenge the ones they love.
Although Homer and Shakespeare lived centuries apart, they both managed to write their own masterpieces that were well ahead of their time. Homer, an ancient Greek writer creates a very intelligent character, Odysseus, who experiences the highs and lows of life and identity formation. Similar to Homer, Early seventeenth-century English playwright, Shakespeare, tailors his main character to have similar attributes to that of Odysseus. Both characters are intelligent, quick witted and natural born leaders, and their creators both focused heavily on their wits and their moral didacticism, which is portrayed throughout both the Odyssey and Hamlet.
Simba is inherently marked as a hero because he was born into the royal family and named the future king. As Simba grows older he becomes a mischievous cub, which causes him to be involved in a dangerous encounter with a group of hyenas in an elephant graveyard. Later, Mufasa tells Simba that one day he will be gone and Simba will have to take his place as the new king which represents Simba’s call to adventure. Simba realizes that as he grows older he will have many different and important responsibilities as the future king. Later on an accident occurs when Simba gets stuck in a wildebeest stampede and Mufasa must save him. Scar pushes Mufasa off the cliff and into the stampede, where he is trampled to death. The refusal of the call is shown when Simba departs from the Pride Lands. After Mufasa’s demise, Simba is the next heir to the throne but he refuses his new role and flees from the Pride Lands and his responsibilities as the
When comparing and contrasting William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Disney’s The Lion King the characters have similiar levels of comparison. Both Hamlet and the Lion King are stories centered around the following elements; truth, deception, revenge, romance, and the circle of life. The characters in both of the stories are constantly working to find their place in the circle of life throughout the story. Two characters of similiar roles, Hamlet’s Polonius and The Lion King’s Zazu are similiar in their loyalty and vanity, however, Zazu is not manipulative.
Hamlet is a powerful story of love, life, revenge, and death. The themes within the play are written to live on for eternity. It is difficult to fully and accurately represent a play as great as this one. The movie that we watched in class did not wholly represent the wonders and the magnitude of the themes within Shakespeare’s work.
First off. Hamlet is the prince of denmark and the son of the tragically murdered King Hamlet. Simba is the son of Mufasa the king of the lions. In both stories the uncle kills the king. In lion king scar kills mufasa to be king. In Hamlet the king's brother kills him while he is asleep in the orchard. Bothe kings visited their sons which are
The story of Hamlet by William Shakespeare is a story of betrayal, revenge, and intrigue. Hamlet, the title character discovers that his uncle killed his father and married his mother effectively stealing the throne. Hamlet decides he must kill his uncle Claudius as revenge for what he had done. However, as the new king, Hamlet isn't sure how to get to him, so he decides to fake madness, but his plan backfires as Claudius doesn't trust him and makes sure he is always watched. In his fumbled plan for revenge, Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius, forces Polonius's son Laertes to seek revenge against him, and drives Ophelia crazy causing her to kill herself. Hamlet's insane behavior is a significant part of the story because it is supposedly part of his revenge plan, but also because of the additional problems, it creates. Some have argued that his madness was indeed an act, but rather real madness that he was trying to cover up by telling people
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
The plot of Hamlet and The Lion King alike are about an Uncle to the King, or a heir next in line to the throne trying to gain power. Thus including some of the main characters being the King, the Queen, the King and Queen’s son, the son’s first love, his first loves’ father, two of the son’s instigating friends, and of course the son’s one and only true friend. They both start with the interrogating uncle of the King or Simba’s father
Hamlet is comparable to the way many teens’ families work in their regular everyday life. I honestly think Hamlet is very comparable to teen’s family dynamics.
In this paper I am going to be comparing Hamlet and Laertes. Laertes is the son of Polonius and the brother of Ophelia. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark and son of Gertrude.Hamlet 's father was killed and he believes Claudius killed him. The differences and similarities between Hamlet and Laertes are pronounced, and they merit rigorous scrutiny. There are similarities and differences between Laertes and Hamlet.
William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet around 1600, telling the story of a prince dealing with the death of his father and the quick remarriage of his mother to his uncle. The play uses mental health, both real and faked, as a way to show human behavior. Commonly studied in high schools all over America, this tale has had a profound effect on the way mental health is viewed.
I believed that Hamlet’s madness and revenge actions are justified because he was facing several very difficult situations, in a brief time. I think the best way to understand Hamlet’s actions is imagining being in his shoes. For a moment, visualize that your father dies suddenly without giving you time to say goodbye or to prepare you for the emptiness that his departure is going to leave in you. In addition, your uncle married your mother, two months after your father’s funeral. Those two situations are strong enough to destabilize any person. As if what Hamlet was living was not extreme enough, the ghost of his father begins to appear to demand revenge for his death. Hamlet found out through his father’s goth that he was murdered by Hamlet’s uncle. It is very difficult to imagen the level of pain, anger, and desire of revenge after losing both parents under so bizarre circumstances. The evil actions of the uncle to take control of the throne, I have no doubt,