Similarities Between 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 one of the most 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 ', which is the most famous one. Even 'The Lion King ' (1994), the Disney animated …show more content…

Another resemblance between 'The Lion King ' and 'Macbeth ' is the characters of the story. It 's well-known that the first character which has a great role of the story in 'Macbeth ' is King Duncan, while King Mufasa also represents this role in 'The Lion King '. Obviously, we can see the similarity between both of them through their position in the society. King Duncan is the king of Scotland, while the Pride Lands is ruled by King Mufasa; likewise, they both rule the land rightfully. Certainly, they long to hand on the crown to the son, but both of them are murdered by their kinsman who wants to take this crown. 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 '. Because of being a son of the king, they are appointed to replace their father 's position and be a king in the future. Later, both Malcolm and Simba also have to flee from hometown after the death of their father. Furthermore, they return to the birthland to revenge the traitor, although both of them do not kill him with their hands. Above all, it can be assumed that the

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