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Rosencrantz And Guildenstern And Hamlet

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Knowing the Real Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and Hamlet

Hamlet written by the well-known William Shakespeare is one of the most established works that has been identified to capture the intensity and elegance of the leading character ‘Hamlet’. The tale of Hamlet as a dramatic character who is reckless yet ferocious, and the death of the two characters ‘Rosencrantz’ & ‘Guildenstern’ who were assigned orders to undertake the death assignment of Hamlet. On one hand, the play of Shakespeare is based on the leading character ‘Hamlet’, whereas the play of T. Stoppard is based on the journey of the other two characters in finding themselves in the un-avertable situation of destined death. The aim of this essay is to identify the scenarios that will allow me to compare & contrast the plays. The essay examines the situations wherein Hamlet is associated with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern and how distinguished are the characters in themselves. Also, the essay also deals with the revelation made by Shakespeare in Stoppard through his two characters ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern’.

The Prince of Denmark – Hamlet – is the leading character in the play of Shakespeare. He is the nephew to Claudius, the present king and son to the late king who is later revealed to have been murdered. Though in the play of Hamlet, the leading character is not entirely related to the death of the courtiers Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, the play of Stoppard has an entirely different story to speak about. The play begins with Hamlet displaying the signs of grief and sadness that reveals the prime tones of his character as pale and intense. He shows the signs of a tragic hero in spite of the fact that his character has the shades of brutality, indecisiveness and hasti...

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The play of Shakespeare on Hamlet and Stoppard on the two characters from Hamlet - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern – give a deeper insight into absurdity over the winning of Rosencrantz almost ninety two times in one go. They also present a clear difference between reality and art through the detailed depiction of the players. The point wherein the players outrageous behavior makes Guildenstern very angry to the extent that he stabs the player decribes the lack of control in the character and how it was displayed in the character itself. By reading the play of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead, it can be said that both the plays are dependent on each other, and are in fact, weaved in together. It brings out the characters through the ‘metatheatre’ that is staged by both players and characters that are not able to find their real identity.