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Hamlet and The Lion King

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Why do we still study HAMLET in 2015? What gives it that "enduring appeal"? Are the ideas and values and concepts which are explored in HAMLET still relevant today?
Disney seems to thinks so ;)

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Hamlet and The Lion King

  1. 1. Hamlet Is the animated Disney hit film The Lion King a modern interpretation of Hamlet? Is the huge success of The Lion King clear evidence of the “enduring appeal of Shakespeare’s Hamlet”?
  2. 2. Hamlet Claudius Old King Hamlet
  3. 3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Ophelia Laertes Polonius
  4. 4. “Correction: I Know Your Father. ” Act I Scene ii Horatio: “I new your father. These hands are not more like.”
  5. 5. Mufasa’s Ghost Appears to Simba Act I Scene v Hamlet: “Where wilt thou lead me? Speak, I’ll go no further.”
  6. 6. “I Killed Mufasa!” Act I Scene v Ghost: “The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown.”
  7. 7. Hakuna Matata Act II Scene ii Hamlet: “My excellent friends! How dost thou, Guildenstern? Ah, Rosencrantz! Good lads, how do you both?”
  8. 8. “Yeah... But I Pulled It Off. " Act II Scene ii Hamlet: “The play’s the thing Wherin I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”
  9. 9. Nala Is Angry With Simba Act III Scene I Hamlet: “Get thee to a nunnery.”
  10. 10. Getting Rid of Zazu Act III Scene iv Hamlet: “How now, a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead.”
  11. 11. “Run, Simba. Run Away and Never Return.” Act IV Scene iii Claudius: “Hamlet, this deed… For that which thou hast done—must send thee hence With fiery quickness… To England.”
  12. 12. “Kill him.” Act IV Scene iii Claudius “And, England… —thou mayst not coldly set Our sovereign process, which imports at full, By letters congruing to that effect, The present death of Hamlet.”
  13. 13. Plans to Kill Simba and Mufasa Act IV Scene vii Claudius: “If he be now returned, As checking at his voyage, and that he means No more to undertake it, I will work him To an exploit, now ripe in my devise, Under which he shall not choose but fall.”
  14. 14. “She’s Gonna Eat Me!” Act V Scene ii Hamlet: “He should the bearers put to sudden death, Not shriving time allowed.”
  15. 15. “This Looks Familiar” Act V Scene ii Laetres: “It is here, Hamlet. Hamlet, thou art slain. No medicine in the world can do thee good.”
  16. 16. Simba Fights Scar Act V Scene ii Hamlet: “Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane, Drink off this potion. Is thy union here? Follow my mother.”

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