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Allusions to Shakespeare

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Lucas Lo

on 22 February 2011

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Modern day Allusions to SHakespeare Jeremy Fung "out-out"
by Robert Frost macbeth Ten things i hate
about you The taming of the shrew the lion king hamlet -This video is often compared with the scene in which Hamlets father returns as a ghost to tell him that he is the true heir to the throne. -Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5, Line 1-91 -Both Simba and Hamlet seek to claim their rightful place after approval from both their fathers and friends.
-Both villans are brothers to the king, and kill their sibling in order to take over the throne. -Both villans also take their brothers wife as the queen. Similarities between the villans. -Both antagonists drive their kingdoms into wars because of abuse of their new-found powers. Secondary Characters -Horatio, Hamlets right-hand man, is completely loyal to his master and continuosly reminds him of his responsibility to take back the throne. -Nala, in The Lion King, fulfills the role of Horatio, and concentrates on the point that Simba has responsibility to ascend to the throne and is the rightful king of the pridelands. She is his best friend and someone whom he can trust. Video Plot -The plots of Hamlet and The Lion King completely mirror each other. -In the beginning, both kings are killed by their brothers: Hamlet: Hamlet Sr. is poisoned by his brother, Claudius, who then takes his wife as queen. The Lion King: Mufasa is pushed off a cliff by his brother, Scar, who becomes the King of the Pridelands and the leader of the pack, thus "marrying" Sarabi, the Queen of the Pridelands. -Hamlet Jr., is away for most of this conflict, as he is attending college. He only returns when there is a problem that only he can solve. Hamlet returns to claim his honour. -In the same manner, Simba is away for most of the story, staying in the jungle, where he tries to forget about his past. Only returning when he is needed most, returning to claim his honour. -Hamlet and The Lion King have similar endings: Hamlet: Claudius tries to kill his newphew by poisoning him, but this attempt failed, and Claudius is betrayed by his right-hand man, Laertus The Lion King: Similarly, Scar tries to kill Simba using the same method as he did to kill Mufasa, the former King, and failed at the attemp. The fight resulted in the Hyenas turning on Scar after serving him for many years The Weekenders Othello Video The following video alludes to shakespeare when Tish Katsufrakis alludes to Shakespeare’s Othello when she dreams of Shakespeare giving her advice of being jealous. Time Written -Both poems were written after a death of someone close to the author. -Out, Out, was written after the death of Robert Frost's friend due to a farming accident. -The poem from Macbeth, was written by Macbeth (Shakespeare) after the death of Lady Macbeth Similarities between Characters Title -It is commonly believed that the title of Robert Frost's poem, "Out, Out" was taken from Macbeth. -Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, Lines 15-28 -In line 21, it says "Out, out, brief candle!", Robert Frost took the title of his poem from this quote. Comic Relief -In both stories, two characters provide the relief from the main focus of the story -In Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildstern constantly remind Hamlet Jr. to take revenge on his uncle, Claudius, everytime they are sent to find him. Also, the tell the audience about Hamlet's life outside the palace. -Similarly, in The Lion King, Timon and Pumbaa strive to force Simba to face his past after the arrival of the lioness, Nala. Timon and Pumbaa also help make the movie more enjoyable for kids using their motto "Hakuna Matata", while trying to introduce Simba to life in the jungle. Secondary Characters Queens: -The Queen, in Hamlet, Gertrude, is adept to her duties, but she shows little or no power over her subordinants -Sarabi, the Queen in The Lion King, is also adept to her duties as she stayed as Queen during Scars reign. -In both The Lion King and Hamlet, the Queens are one of the main factors that caused the protagonists to act against their uncles. Both sons are enraged at the way their uncles treat their mothers. -Hamlet: The thought of his mother forgetting about his father, Hamlet Sr., pushes Hamlet Jr. to challenge his uncle. -The Lion King: When Nala finds Simba, she wonders aloud the feelings of his mother, which immediately causes Simba to remember about the responsibilities he has. -The names of some characters in The Taming of the Shrew and Ten Things I Hate About You are very similar, if not the same. -Examples: Katarina and Petruccio (The Taming of the Shrew) VS Katherine and Patrick (Ten Things I Hate About You). -In both The Taming of the Shrew and Ten Things I Hate About You Katarina and Katherine both have a younger sister named Bianca. -The characters play similar, if not identical, roles. -Examples: Katarina and Katherine both play "the shrew" while Petruccio and Patrick play "the tamer of the shrew" -The plot is very similar in both pieces of works with minor differences. -The father of the sisters, do not want Bianca, the younger and more attractive sister, to get into a relationship before their elder sister. -Both husbands of the elder sister, Katarina and Katherine, were paid to get into a relationship with them. Runescape Romeo and Juliet -There is an quest which revolves loosely around the tragedy Romeo and Juliet. In this quest you act as the messenger for the two as the story progresses untill their untimely death. At the end of the quest the quote "Never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" was said. This comes from Act 5 Scene 3 lines 309-310 Quest -There is a allusion to Hamlet, in the line where Mufasa tells his son to remember him. -Mufasa says: "Remember me, remember who you are. -While, Hamlets father says: "Adieu, Adieu, Remember me." (Line 91) Comic Julius Caesar This comic is from the famous play Julius Caesar. Caesar was very sea sick so whenever he would plan a voyage he would always give time for the troops and hoses to rest. This comic takes the famous lines "Et tu brute?" which comes from Act 3 Scene 1 Line 77 "Et tu brute?" Brave new World The Tempest -Brave New World is a novel written by Aldous Huxley which was published in 1932. The book revolves around the future when reproductive technology and sleep learning is the norm. Although such advances he portrays the society as a dystopian society, this is because Aldous thought that in the future if this happens we would lose our individual identities. The title alludes to the speech by Miranada in The Tempest Act 5 Scene 1 line 183-184 Title Say Yes Juliet
By We The Kings Romeo and juliet Say Yes Juliet by We The Kings Suite life of Zack and Cody midsummer night dream Suite life of zack and cody A midsummer nightmare a short clip of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody where in this episode, the twins sign up for drama to perform the play A Midsummer's night dream I'll keep tossing rocks at your window
Cause there's no turning back for us tonight -These lines refer to the famous balcony scene. “I’ll keep tossing rocks at your window cause there`s no turning back for us tonight’’ refers to the vows they made on the balcony. Run baby run
don't ever look back
they'll tear us apart
if you give them the chance
don't sell your heart
don't say we're not meant to be
-The chorus is referring that even though the whole world is against the relationship between Romeo and Juliet, and she shouldn’t give up just because they tell her so. I'll be waiting
wishing, wanting
yours for the taking
just sneak out
and don't tell a soul goodbye These lyrics represent Romeo’s feelings and how he will wait and do anything for Juliet. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
(Othello Act III Scene III)
Thank You For Watching! we hope you enjoyed the prezi! -The following video is an exerpt from Lion King and contains many allusions to Hamlet. Plot
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