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 the throne. 10. Neither Hamlet nor Simba really want to kill his uncle. 11. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern betray Hamlet. 12. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet’s childhood friends, can understand Hamlet better than anyone could. 13. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern discuss how they might probe Hamlet for discovering the cause of his supposed madness. 14. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern go along with Hamlet’s plan of having everyone attend the play. 15. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are unsure of what to do when discovering that the letter Claudius gave them orders that Hamlet be executed. 16. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern provide comic relief. 17. In both Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, the personalities and characters of Rosencrantz and…...

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