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Copy of Copy of Hamlet and the Lion King compared for year 9 essay writing unit

includes plot and character comparison. Essay structure is based off the 3 level guide system.
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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Hamlet and the Lion King compared for year 9 essay writing unit

HAMLET
The Lion King


King Hamlet of Denmark has recently died.
King Claudius, who now rules Denmark
Hamlet is met by the King Hamlet's Ghost and told to avenge his death.
Act I.
Hamlet pretends to be crazy and his friends and family take notice.
Hamlet plans to use a play to test if King Claudius was the one who killed his father.
Act II.
Hamlet suspects Ophelia is spying on him and is cruel to her
After watching the play, King Claudius reacts in a way which convinces Hamlet that his uncle was the killer.
Hamlet scolds his mother and kills Polonius by mistake
Act III.
King Claudius, now scared of Hamlet, decides to have Hamlet sent away to England immediately
Claudius plans for Hamlet to be killed in England
Claudius and Laertes plot Hamlet's death by a fencing match
Laertes learns of his sister Ophelia's death by drowning.
Act IV.
Hamlet fights Laertes.
Queen Gertrude drinks a poisoned cup meant for Hamlet, dying.
Hamlet is stabbed and poisoned fatally, and then wounds and poisons Laertes.
Hamlet stabs King Claudius with this same sword, killing him.
Hamlet, dying, recommends Young Fortinbras as the next King of Denmark.
Act V.
Animals gather around Pride Rock in Africa witnessing the arrival of Simba, the newborn son of the lion king and queen

Mufasa teaches Simba about being king.



On Scar's orders, the hyenas stampede a large pack of wildebeest into a gorge. Mufasa rescues Simba, but is killed when Scar throws him down into the gorge.

Scar tricks Simba into thinking that Mufasa's death was his fault. Ashamed, Simba flees the Pride Lands, intending to never return.Scar becomes the new king.

Simba is found by Timon and Pumbaa who teach him their motto, "hakuna matata" ("no worries").

Years later, as an adult, Simba rescues Timon and Pumbaa from a hungry Nala.

Simba learns from Nala that Scar is an irresponsible King of the Pride Lands. Still feeling guilt over his father's death, Simba refuses to return

Simba sees Mufasa's ghost for Simba who tells him to remember that he is his son and the true king.

Simba returns to Pride Rock and forces his uncle to reveal the truth that he killed Mufasa.



Scar begs Simba for mercy, accusing the hyenas of planning everything.

The lions fight and Simba throws Scar off a cliff. Scar survives, but is attacked and killed by the hyenas

With Scar and the hyenas gone, Simba becomes king and Pride Rock is restored to its former glory.

Simba looks down happily at his kingdom with Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa by his side.

Rafiki presents Simba and Nala's newborn cub to the inhabitants of the Pride Lands and the circle of life continues.
love interest of main character
But is everything really the same?
Lets look at two scenes...
The visit by the Ghost of Hamlet's father
happens at the very beginning of the play
ghost tells Hamlet to take revenge
The Ending
Hamlet stabs, poisons and kills his uncle

Hamlet is stabbed and poisoned and dies

Ophelia has drowned because of heartbreak

The Queen and many others die.
Only Horatio lives on
HAMLET
The Lion King


King Hamlet of Denmark has recently died.
Act I.
Act II.
Act III.
Act IV.
Act V.
Animals gather around Pride Rock in Africa witnessing the arrival of Simba, the newborn son of the lion king and queen
Rafiki presents Simba and Nala's newborn cub to the inhabitants of the Pride Lands and the circle of life continues.
HAMLET
THE LION KING
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr


King Hamlet of Denmark has recently died.
King Claudius, who now rules Denmark
Hamlet is met by the King Hamlet's Ghost and told to avenge his death.
Act I.
Hamlet pretends to be crazy and his friends and family take notice.
Hamlet plans to use a play to test if King Claudius was the one who killed his father.
Act II.
Hamlet suspects Ophelia is spying on him and is cruel to her
After watching the play, King Claudius reacts in a way which convinces Hamlet that his uncle was the killer.
Hamlet scolds his mother and kills Polonius by mistake
Act III.
King Claudius, now scared of Hamlet, decides to have Hamlet sent away to England immediately
Claudius plans for Hamlet to be killed in England
Claudius and Laertes plot Hamlet's death by a fencing match
Laertes learns of his sister Ophelia's death by drowning.
Act IV.
Hamlet fights Laertes.
Queen Gertrude drinks a poisoned cup meant for Hamlet, dying.
Hamlet is stabbed and poisoned fatally, and then wounds and poisons Laertes.
Hamlet stabs King Claudius with this same sword, killing him.
Hamlet, dying, recommends Young Fortinbras as the next King of Denmark.
Act V.
Animals gather around Pride Rock in Africa witnessing the arrival of Simba, the newborn son of the lion king and queen
king, father and ghost
Used by evil king to try to kill the main character. Betrays the evil king
Prince and heir to the throne. Runs away and eventually confronts his uncle
Comedic duo that accompany the prince when he is alone
Evil uncle, killer of the king and usurper to the throne
Loyal friend of the main character
Messenger and spy for the king
Queen and mother
Match the corresponding characters in Hamlet
Early in the play, whose ghost is Hamlet visited by and what was his title?





When describing his death, what does the word “unnatural” spoken by the
Ghost imply?




Who is implied as the killer from the line “the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown”?





As a result, what motivates Hamlet’s actions throughout the remainder of the play?




What does this plot based on revenge eventually lead to?



What does this play reflect?


What sort of stories were Shakespearian audiences accustomed to and what were they entertained by?
Early in the play, Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father, the recently deceased King of Denmark.





When describing his death, the word “unnatural” spoken by the Ghost implies that he was murdered.






The line “the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” spoken by the ghost implies that his killer was Claudius, brother of the former king and usurper of the throne.




As a result, Hamlet’s actions throughout the remainder of the play are motivated by revenge.






This plot based on revenge eventually leads to death, murder and violence.


reflecting the expectations of Shakespearian audiences




who were accustomed to stories of revenge and entertained by watching gruesome acts committed by the main characters
Early in the play, Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father, the recently deceased King of Denmark.





When describing his death, the word “unnatural” spoken by the Ghost implies that he was murdered.




The line “the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” spoken by the ghost implies that his killer was Claudius, brother of the former king and usurper of the throne.




As a result, Hamlet’s actions throughout the remainder of the play are motivated by revenge.



This plot based on revenge eventually leads to death, murder and violence.


reflecting the expectations of Shakespearian audiences



who were accustomed to stories of revenge and entertained by watching gruesome acts committed by the main characters
Early in the play, Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father, the recently deceased King of Denmark.
When describing his death, the word “unnatural” spoken by the Ghost implies that he was murdered.
The line “the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” spoken by the ghost implies that his killer was Claudius, brother of the former king and usurper of the throne.
As a result, Hamlet’s actions throughout the remainder of the play are motivated by revenge.
This plot based on revenge eventually leads to death, murder and violence.
reflecting the expectations of Shakespearian audiences
who were accustomed to stories of revenge and entertained by watching gruesome acts committed by the main characters
Early in the play, Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father, the recently deceased King of Denmark.
When describing his death, the word “unnatural” spoken by the Ghost implies that he was murdered.

The line “the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown” spoken by the ghost implies that his killer was Claudius, brother of the former king and usurper of the throne.

As a result, Hamlet’s actions throughout the remainder of the play are motivated by revenge.
This plot based on revenge eventually leads to death, murder and violence.
This reflects the expectations of Shakespearian audiences who were accustomed to stories of revenge and entertained by watching gruesome acts committed by the main characters
Argument
Advanced
Simple Facts
Similar
Different
Nala survives to the end and lives happily ever after
Ophelia kills herself
A fundamental contrast between
the Shakespearian play, Hamlet, written for an adult audience
and
the modern animated film ‘The Lion King’, intended for children,
can be seen in the transformation of key plot events and character motives.
In the modern appropriation of Shakespeare’s work, three plot features which have been changed to meet the expectations of the new audience


These include the transformation of revenge to responsibility, showing the consequences of good actions rather than evil actions and the change from a tragedy to a love story.

In addition,
The medium of film is used to present the modern transformation because of its appeal to the wider modern audience.
A fundamental contrast between
the Shakespearian play, Hamlet, written for an adult audience
and
the modern animated film ‘The Lion King’, intended for children,
can be seen in the transformation of key plot events and character motives.
In the modern appropriation of Shakespeare’s work, three plot features which have been changed to meet the expectations of the new audience


These include the transformation of revenge to responsibility, showing the consequences of good actions rather than evil actions and the change from a tragedy to a love story.

In addition,
The medium of film is used to present the modern transformation because of its appeal to the wider modern audience.
responsibility

shows consequences of good actions

a love story.
Plot features in Hamlet
transform into
Plot features in the Lion King
revenge

shows consequences of evil actions

a tragedy
as a result of a new audience, expectations have changed. Therefore...
Use linking words
A fundamental contrast between the Shakespearian play, Hamlet, written for an adult audience, and the modern animated film ‘The Lion King’, intended for children, can be seen in the transformation of key plot events and character motives. In the modern appropriation of Shakespeare’s work, three plot features have been changed to meet the expectations of the new audience. These include the transformation of revenge to responsibility, showing the consequences of good actions rather than evil actions and the change from a tragedy to a love story. In addition, the medium of film is used to present the modern transformation because of its appeal to the wider modern audience.
How has William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ been appropriated in Walt Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ to meet the expectations of the new audience?
GHOST OF MUFASA
DEATH OF SCAR
mufasa's death
reunion of simba and nala
Ending
In the Lion King, Nala is the female lion who is Simba's childhood friend.
THEY BECOME
separated when Simba flees from the Pride Lands and does not return.
When she sees him for the first time in years, they fall in love instantly,
WHICH IS illustrated by the use of
extended eye gaze, dim lighting and musical score “can you feel the love tonight?”
By the end of the film, Nala and Simba are a happy couple and have a child together.
This key event has been transformed to show two lovers overcoming all odds to live happily ever after.
Being a Disney film parents expect their children to be entertained by watching a love story where all ends well, happy and optimistic, as opposed to the Shakespearean tragedy of Hamlet.
VIDEOS
essay paragraph on
Love Story in TLK

breakdown of essay - Revenge in Hamlet
essays gradually become more complex
bonus material
comparative essay question
PLOT COMPARISON
character comparison
using 3 level guides
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