King Mufasa King Hamlet Strong. Courageous Strong, courageous Loved by son loved by son
King’s Son • Simba Prince Hamlet • We see him Young man grow up
King’s Brother • Scar Claudius *manipulative *manipulative *wants to be king *wants to be king
Wife/Mother • Sarabi Gertrude *loves her *marries her husband husband’s brother
Gertrude and Claudius • By John Updike • A prequel to the story of Hamlet
Prince’s girlfriend • Nala Ophelia • “just friends” *in love with Hamlet
Aide to the King • Zazu Polonius • Simba Interpreted and variously Mufasa’s loyal friend
Prince’s Friend • Timon Rosencrantz • And And • Pumba Guildenstern
King’s ghost • Appears to tell Appears to tell Simba to Hamlet to take his place avenge his murder. in the circle of life.
Life Philosophy • Circle of Life Great Chain of Being
Modern Relevance • Multi-cultural • Effective modern vehicle • Scotland Pa. (Macbeth) • A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley ( King Lear) • Plot basis for many stories,plays, and movies.