Lion King Failure

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"The failure of being a king" What should a king be avoid of in order to keep his or her power? The great philosopher Machiavelli had summed up his philosophy, with reference to the ancient kings. There are some elements that will definitely cause the failure of a king. Both the novel, Macbeth, and the film, The Lion King, show the fall of the kings. Neither Macbeth nor Scar is suitable to be the king because three reasons: they are not legitimate candidates of the king, they are not appreciated by people and they are telling lies and injuring people. A king should have a legitimate crown. Therefore, the first fault of both Macbeth and Scar are their illegitimate crowns. Before they…show more content…
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." (Oprah Winfrey) A King should control his or her desire of trying to be perfect. After Macbeth and Scar gain the power from murdering the previous king, the unsuccessful maintenance of the power twist the situation and cause the failure. They do not stop doing bad towards others, instead, they fall into the road of no return by killing more people who might become a threat and cheating others. If a man told a lie, he will make more lies to make the situation looks true. Once a lie begins, it will never cease. That is, one lie leads to another. Macbeth and Scar probably are such, they murder their king to get the property of the country, but also have to kill more people to maintain this position. Macbeth killed Banquo, Macduff's son and wife, he tries to hide his evil plan under people's eyes. In order to persuade Hyenas to help him, Scar lies to them that they are allies and friends. "Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill."(Macbeth; 3.2.57) In another aspect, Macbeth and Scar cannot turn back to the right path. "I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er."…show more content…
According to the Prince, a prince must gain the favor of the people to make the people remain loyal. The people’s goodwill is always the best defense against foreign aggression. Unfortunately, Macbeth and Scar are not appreciated by people, moreover, they are hated by people. Machiavelli emphasizes that a prince must avoid being hated; he must guard himself with friends to battle internal conflicts and an army against external strife. The goal of the kings is gathering as much allies and friends as they can, whereas Macbeth and Scar do not pay much attention to this statement. Macbeth gives neither fine-speeches nor uses political instrument to ensure the stability of his reign. He does not have supporters on his side. He is lacking of strategies to capture people's hearts; it results in Macduff and Ross's disagreement with accepting Macbeth as their king. He should strive to gain a positive reputation, such as "brave and remarkable" and demonstrate that he appreciates those who have brilliant

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