Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as the play opens.
2. What is the feeling the audience gets from the strange coin spinning game Guildenstern and Rosencrantz play?
3. How does Guildenstern come across as the more intelligent of the two men?
4. What appears to be the relationship between the two men?
5. How does the subject of fear affect both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
6. What does Guildenstern's comment that he is afraid today is his day mean?
7. How does Guildenstern test the oddity of the coin game?
8. How does Guildenstern continue trying to analyze the situation?
9. How does Guildenstern attempt to change the subject away from the coins?
10. What comic relief does the dialogue about home provide for the play?
11. What rather unusual encounter do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern then have in the undisclosed location?
12. What is the Player's misconception about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
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