Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
This section contains 633 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Summary: Are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" old friends anxious to help Hamlet, or are they willing tools of Claudius for profit and patronage?
HAMLET

Are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern old friends anxious to help him or willing tools of Claudius for profit and patronage"

It is very hard to judge the personalities and motives of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as we never see them interact with each other alone. All of their lines are said in the presence of people they cannot be wholly honest to. They cannot speak freely to Claudius and Gertrude, for they are king and queen. Nor can they speak freely to Hamlet, for they are spying on him. None the less, I believe that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are neither anxious friends nor tools. They are simply two men who used to be well acquainted with Prince Hamlet and are loyal subjects to the Danish Crown. They are happy to serve their sovereigns especially since they were promised a reward by the Queen herself - Your visitation shall...

(read more)

This section contains 633 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Copyrights
BookRags
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.