Hamlet And Lion King Comparison Essay

William Shakespeare’s play hamlet is one of the best and top plays that was ever written. Hamlet is a play about how a character whose father dies because his own brother kills the king and threw the whole play hamlet struggles with a decision that he has to make. He either can decide to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle then becoming king, or just letting his uncle stay king even though hamlet should be the king.

The Lion king is a movie that is about a young lion cub named Simba and he struggles throughout the whole movie facing the past and accepting the reality. The movie the lion king and the play hamlet are similar in many ways. For example in the Lion king and in hamlet Both kings were both killed by there brother. And then both hamlet and Simba both had a decision to make was there going to avenge their father or not.

In both of the plays there were many examples that were to prove how the plays are similar. One of the first examples is when both sons had an opinion to avenge their father’s death. And in Both stories both kings were killed by their brother because there brothers were jealous and both of them wanted to be king so bad they killed their brother. In hamlet it’s is claudius that murders king Hamlet. And in the Lion king it was his own brother scar who killed the king Mufasa. Then sadly after both Claudius and scar both took over the kingDom’s.

For Thur more another example is how both sons did not like the villains even though the villains were there uncles . Also in both plays throughout the whole movie neither hamlet or Simba did not know about who killed their father until towards the end of the movie . And then in both movies some had to convince both princes that they had to avenge their father’s death. And those who convinced the princes were. In hamlet it was the ghost and in the Lion king it was scar . Also another similar is that both villains wanted the kings wife but couldn’t get her.

Also in the Lion king and hamlet the differences were that when Simba lost his father he was young . But when hamlet lost his father he was already an adult. And in hamlet the Queen got married to Claudius the murder. But in the Lion king the queen Sarabi Simba’s mom she did remarry after the king died. And both kings died into different ways king Hamlet died because his brother was jealous of him so he killed him. But in the Lion king even though scar organized the whole thing Mufasa dies trying to protect his son because scar put Simba in danger.

In conclusion the movie the lion king and hamlet are similar in many ways. For example in the Lion king and in hamlet Both kings were both killed by there brother. And then both hamlet and Simba both had a decision to make was there going to avenge their father or not. And both plays also have differences like how both kings died. And how only one queen remarried when the other queen did not. Also how when the kings were murdered Simba was young but hamlet was already an adult. And one of the biggest differences is how both plays ends in hamlet everybody dies and it isn’t a happy ending but in the lion king everyone doesn’t not die and it is a happy ending.