Simba (King Lion)
This character is of course in the center of the Musical comedy the King Lion inspired by films. Its history was developed, apart from that of the feature films of Disney, through many books for children, particularly in a series of pounds entitled: The King Lion: Six New Adventures , in which it has a son named Kopa (“heart” in of Swahili). Simba also makes appearances in the Televised series: Tiller and Pumbaa , like in the video games: Kingdom Hearts & Kingdom Hearts II .
Interpreters of Simba
Simba and Hamlet
A source of inspiration assumed by the Disney studios for the creation of the character of Simba is that of Hamlet of Shakespeare.
The two intrigues have a Méchant assoiffé of being able which assassinates his/her brother to take the throne. It exiles then its nephew and tries to destroy it. It belongs to the prince then, in prey with conflicts interior emotive and intellectual, to recover what is legitimate for him.
An important example of the similarity of the stories is the role of the appearance of the father deceased. In both cases, it is the phantom of the father who succeeds in putting his hesitant son in the action. Mufasa called to Simba:
- You cuts forgotten me. You cuts forgotten who you are and so cuts forgotten me. Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you cuts become. You must take your place in the Circle off Life. Remember who you are, you are my its and the one true king. Remember who you are, remember, remember.
It is a Pastiche clearly words of the father of Hamlet:
- natural Yew thou hast in thee, bear it not.
- has couch for luxury and damned incest.
- Taint not thy mind, NOR let thy drunk contrive
- (...)Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye! Remember me.
The similarity of characters of both Héros is also manifest. For Hamlet and Simba, only surviving wire of the assassinated kings, it is of their responsibility unhappy to cure the vilainie their usurping uncles. Simba is exiled Earth of the lions, and Hamlet is exiled Denmark towards the England. By this exile, both avoid being destroyed by their uncles. Both wonder themselves about the route to follow. With knowing if it is necessary to act to escape their difficult situation, or to resign itself. Hamlet considers the suicide in famous the Monolog:
- To Be, gold not to Be: that is the question:
- The slings and arrows off outrageous fortune,
- And by opposing end them?
Simba, on its side, must decide if it must or not continue to live in the forest, out of its kingdom (in which one believes it dead). It has even its own mini-mini-monolog parallel with that of Hamlet, in which it says: :
- I canet go back. What would it prove, anyway? You canet changes the past.
In the final analysis, Simba and Hamlet overcome their doubts and face their fears.
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