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  • Characters Simba And Hamlet
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    A son's tragedy, a brother's betrayal. A story of responsibility and revenge is that of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet. The theme in the play Hamlet is one that is great in age and remains present even in today's entertainment. A modern story which shares this theme is Disney's The Lion King. The characters Simba and Hamlet are the main characters in both stories and both share many similarities. Treachery from within the family was the cause of both character's losses, and the initial con...
  • Musical Version Of The Lion King
    771 words
    Disney's success continued in adapting their hit animated film into a theatrical phenomenon. I finally got to go see the musical version of The Lion King last week, and the first few words that come to my mind are: "amazing,"stunning", and "unbelievable!" My expectations were met, as my eyes grew wider with the bright, colorful lights, breath taking costumes, and the superb music of the first scene. I was a little unsure at first, wondering how in the world Disney was going to manage putting a f...
  • King Before Simba
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    The Lion King The film I decided to summarize is The Lion King by Walt Disney. It is an animated film as are all Disney movies. The movie opens with the themes song "The Circle Of Life" playing as the camera show Mufasa, king of the lions holding his newborn son Simba. The whole community of animals is here at Pride Rock to witness young Simba because he is the future king. Everyone in the kingdom is happy about the birth of the new prince except for one lion. That lion is Scar. Scar is Mufasas ...
  • Hamlet To The Lion King
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    The Lion of Denmark In 1994, the critics hail an animated masterpiece, not only for its artwork and music, but also for the plot line: an evil uncle displaces the heir to the throne and sends him into exile. Years later, following both a prophecy and an encounter with the ghost of the old king, the heir is persuaded to return to his home, avenge his father's death, and take his proper place as the ruler of the kingdom. At first glance, Disney's The Lion King has all the classic motifs of the rev...
  • Rejection Of Orientalism
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    Hence, Orientalism as a pattern of knowledge preceded colonialism. Nevertheless, it found willing partners among the diplomats and political leaders of the British, French and American empires. Said points out that the vision of Orient existed as far back as the ancient Greeks. However, prior to the colonial era, it is a literary discourse bound in a tradition of writers, texts and conceptualizations. He writes, Every writer on the Orient (and this is true even of Homer) assumes some Oriental pr...
  • Hamlet And The Lion King
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    It has been said by many intelligent and informed people that Disney's The Lion King is a children's version of Shakespeare's Hamlet. There are certainly many parallels between the two stories, and even in the actual dialogue. Both are the story of a young man who is torn apart by the early demise of his father. An uncle takes over the thrown that should rightly belong to the young prince, and both of the tragic heroes overcome their own flaws and uncertainties to take back their thrones for the...

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