The next one is Macbeth from Shakespeare 's play, who has the same characteristic as Scar from Allers 's movie. They are the kinsman of the king and also be the traitor who is eager to seize the power and rule the land. Moreover, both of them decide to dethrone the king by the regicide and die in pain with the same way as well. But the different thing between two of them is that Scar asks for a mercy before he is murdered, while Macbeth faces with the death without bending his head down. Malcolm from 'Macbeth ' is another one who has the same outstanding characteristic as Simba in 'The Lion King '.
Hamlet, by William Shakespeare’s most notorious play, depicts the story of a young man who lives in Denmark and sets out to avenge his father, killing his uncle who is now king, which was told to him by his father’s ghost: “The serpent that did sting thy father 's life/ Now wears his crown” (1.5). The play is set up to make a cast of characters, through foils, give the character of Hamlet more life and thus enhance the play. Fortinbras and Laertes are the predominant foils to Hamlet; they will be analyzed and compared in the following essay, weighing out the importance of this foil effect to the plot & the effect of the play. Prince Fortinbras of Norway and Laertes depict the exact opposite of Hamlet’s character. All of these characters seek revenge for the death of their fathers by taking the matter into their own hands: Fortinbras seeks war against Denmark (former King Hamlet killed Fortinbras’ father), while Laertes returns from Paris to Eslionor to fight for his dead father 's honor.
Prince Hamlet's father was killed by his father's brother for the crown and his wife, and Prince Hamlet killed Laertes' father, Polonius, over mistaken identity. It was the revenge of these two that made up the plot of the story in Hamlet. Laertes takes immediate action. He storms home from France as soon as he hears the news of his father's death; as Laertes arrives he raises a crowd of followers, and invades the palace to find out what has happened to his father and as he enters, he says ". . . O thou vile king, Give me my father!"(IV, v, 114-115).
Let me use the story of the famous Disney movie, The Lion King to explain this point. The movie begins with a dedication ceremony for Simba, the baby lion born to the current king, Mufasa and his wife Sarabi. When his father dies, Simba would be heir to the throne. But Mufasa’s brother, Scar, wants to be king too. So he looked for an opportunity to eliminate his nephew Simba, from the scene.
Then, we have Babar the Elephant who lives a carefree life until his mother is killed by hunters sacrificing herself for the herd’s safety. As the story continues young Babar is faced with the same situation and brave like his mother risk his life to save the herd as well. Amazingly, he 's not murdered only separated from his family so and learns to survive on his own. Personally, I think it’s sad how Elephants are killed by polluters for their tusks. In King Leopold’s Ghost, he used his power to rob Africa of its natural wealth which included ivory and many other resources.
I think this isn’t because, the ghost of the king said, “Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature” is meaning he did some bad stuff when he was alive that he is not proud of (DOC.A). Also in the Treatment of Gertrude, hamlet accidently killed Polonius thinking it was the king spying on them in front of Gertrude, before Polonius dies he says “O, I am slain!”. Right after that Hamlet told his mother, Gertrude, that the new king killed his father, she didn’t believe and told him to be quiet that she couldn’t handle it. After that happened Hamlet sees the ghost of the king again, saying that “To speak to her, hamlet” (doc.
Claudius is a perfect example of greed. He killed the king in order to obtain the throne. As it said in the book ¨murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.¨ Claudius was greedy and wanted what his brother had. Instead of
Hamlet and Masculinity What defines society’s portrait of a man? Perhaps it is his fighting skill, his ability to lead, or his valiency. Within the play by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is a prince who struggles with his father’s death and lacks any sense of responsibility. He spends the whole play making excuses and never facing his problems head on.
It 's only after he storms the castle with a band of armed men that he starts asking questions —unlike Hamlet, who asks a whole lot of questions before he finally gets around to avenging his father 's death. Here 's the funny thing, though: both of them end up dead, in exactly the same way, and at each other 's hands. So, is Laertes ' method really any better than Hamlet 's? It is clear that Hamlet is the winner in the cause that he actually get to stab and poison Claudius, which is his But toward the end of the play, he recognized his fault and ask for forgiveness.
Hamlet and The Lion King are very similar in how the are made and the purpose behind them but there is many more differences between the two. The Lion King is supposed to be the modern day Hamlet but it did not follow through. The characters in Hamlet and The Lion King are almost the same but play completely different roles. Also the theme can feel very similar in these two works because there is still the vengeance and suspense throughout.
Freudian Theory: Effects on Hamlet The omission of Freudian theory prevents the audience from understanding certain aspects of the film. On the other hand, with the inclusion of Freudian theory, the audience watching the film Hamlet has a completely different perception as to what the movie is about. Both Freudian theory and the lack of it, changes the interpretation of the film and gives variation to the plot and theme of the play. To begin, both movies have a similar plot with the omission and inclusion of Freudian theory.