Comparison of Hamlet, the Lion King, & Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

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Similarities: 1. In both Hamlet and The Lion King, the uncle kills the king. 2. Both Hamlet and Simba are the rightful heirs. 3. Both Hamlet and Simba have a love interest. 4. Both Hamlet and Simba are royalty. 5. In both Hamlet and The Lion King, the dead fathers make appearances. Simba’s father appears from heaven and looks down on him while Hamlet’s father appears as a ghost. 6. The kings in both Hamlet and The Lion King were virtuous. 7. The uncles in both Hamlet and The Lion King are not virtuous. 8. Both Hamlet and Simba are misunderstood. 9. Both Hamlet and Simba try to put off what they were supposed to do. Hamlet is supposed to get revenge for his father’s death, and Simba is supposed to reclaim…show more content…
20. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not serious characters but rather jokesters. Differences: 1. Simba runs away from his homeland while Hamlet remains in his homeland. 2. Hamlet kills his uncle Claudius while Simba does not kill his uncle Scar. 3. Simba is just a cub when his father is killed while Hamlet is a grown man. 4. Hamlet goes crazy/mad while Simba does not. 5. Hamlet dies at the end of the play while Simba does not. 6. Simba is a lion while Hamlet is a person. 7. Gertrude marries the uncle while Simba’s mom does not marry the uncle. 8. In The Lion King, Timon and Pumba are loyal unlike Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from Hamlet. 9. Rosencrantz and Guilderstern die at the end of the play while Timon and Pumba do not. 10. In The Lion King, Timon and Pumba are helpful to Simba unlike Rosencrantz and Guilderstern in Hamlet who are not helpful to Hamlet. 11. Simba knows that the throne is rightly his but does not seek revenge on his uncle unlike Hamlet who seeks revenge on his uncle in order to avenge his father’s death. 12. Hamlet is a dramatic play while Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a comedy. 13. Hamlet is a play while Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a play within a play. 14. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead assumes that

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