Hamlet vs Lion King Essay

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Jared Singleton
Ms. Sarvis
English III, per. 2
17 April 2012

The Roar of the King

Horatio says, “Hail to your lordship” (1.2.163). Comparing William Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Walt Disney’s The Lion King actually can be very easy. In this essay I am going to be comparing Horatio from the play Hamlet to Nala, Timon and pumbaa, and Rafiki from the movie The Lion King

Between the play Hamlet and the movie The Lion King I found that Horatio and Nala have a lot in common. In the play Hamlet, Horatio is a character that is close friends with Hamlet; he is a very loyal friend and is always there for Hamlet. In the Movie The Lion King Nala is a character that is close friends with Simba and is always there for him whenever needed. Both characters are loyal friends and give good advice when needed. They show a lot of respect to their friends who are the rightful kings of their land. However Horatio and Nala are different in a few ways. One main way is the fact that Simba Dates Nala and likes her. When in the play Hamlet Horatio Doesn’t date or have a crush on Hamlet. Between the two characters (Nala and Horatio) I think they have a lot in common.

Next, Timon and Pumbaa From the movie The Lion King are most like Horatio From the play Hamlet. In The Lion King Timon and Pumbaa are two characters that help Simba most when he is down, from his father’s death. Timon and Pumbaa go with Simba everywhere kind of like Horatio. They are always there for him and will give their life for their friend. In Hamlet Horatio tries to take his life to show respect to Hamlet, and in The Lion King Timon and Pumbaa go with Simba to fight off Hyenas in the Pride Land. Even though The Lion King is based off of Hamlet there are still differences between the characters. One major difference is when Hamlet leave for England Horatio stays home. However in The Lion King when Simba leaves that’s when he meets Timon and Pumbaa. Timon and Pumbaa are like Horatio in more ways than...
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