Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two of Hamlet 's childhood friends from Wittenberg. King Claudius and the Queen summoned for them to come and “heal” Hamlet in his hard times. They were sent for to come to the aid of Hamlet but as soon as he sees them he has a feeling that something is going on. They were the beginning of all the spying. Hamlet ends up getting them to confess that they were called to “spy” on him.
Guildenstern is the one to tell him the truth as he says, “My lord, we were sent for.” (II.ii.292). As you can see they are basically on both sides. They then report back to the King regarding what they learned on Hamlet’s behavior. Rosencrantz report was that “He does confess he feels himself distracted, / But from what cause he will by no means speak.” (III.i.5). While Guildenstern reported,
“Nor do we find him forward to be sounded,
But with a crafty madness keeps aloof
When we would bring him on to some confession
Or his true state.” (III.i.7-10).
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in this moment have shown the King that they are ‘on’ his side. While
The Queen is Gertrude, she is not only the Queen but the widow to King Hamlet, she mothers Hamlet, and is now the wife to King Claudius who is her son’s uncle. Gertrude is the next character who hasn’t changed. She has always loved Hamlet thr...
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...t want to be the one to kill the King since Claudius killed the King.
The next death was of Polonius which was by Hamlet because of Claudius. Claudius had Polonius spy on Hamlet whilst he talked to the Queen. Ophelia later on died because she went mad, it was due to Hamlet telling her how he really felt. At the end of the book Hamlet ends up killing the King because he had put poison in Hamlet’s drink so he would die, but instead the Queen drank it.
Hamlet got so angry that he ended up not only killing the King but also Laertes, which is who the King wanted to kill Hamlet. But at the end Hamlet is truly the winner because Claudius dies before him so therefore he is then finally King. Right before he dies Hamlet makes Horatio King to tell everyone the truth of what went down. That is some ways that these characters have stayed true to themselves throughout the play.
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