Similarities Between Macbeth And Lion King

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Destination always depends on one 's humanity. Macbeth is a tragic story created by the famous play writer William Shakespeare. It is a story of a hero usurps the throne then becomes a tyrant, and finally he is killed by the one who really deserve the throne. Lion King is a famous cartoon which was created by Disney and it is a story of a lion who originally should become the lion king but was framed up by his uncle, Scar, and he finally fights back and get the throne that he deserves. Macbeth and Lion King both describe a story of usurpation and revenge. The tragic hero, Macbeth, and the antagonist in Lion King, Scar, reach the same ambition by different means, but finally they both failed.

First of all, Macbeth 's motivation is different from Scar 's, but different motivations cause them to do similar things, that is to usurp the throne. Three witches told Macbeth a prophecy that he will become the king, as they said,"All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! That shalt be king hereafter!"( Mac.1. 3. 48 ) The prophecy the witches told him in parallelism made him become ambitious and led him to the wrong way. Also, the instigation from her wife, Lady Macbeth, was an important reason why he chose this way. To be honest, Macbeth wasn 't a low profile man at all. Just like what his wife said, he wanted to be great, and he wasn 't lack of ambition, the only thing is that he isn 't deceitful enough to arrange all those

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