Do Sponges Deserve Sympathy

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Do “Sponges” Deserve Sympathy The roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are relatively minor in the overall plot of Hamlet. However, the insertions of these two characters that ended their lives with tragic or absurd death by Shakespeare was significant as these two minor characters’ falls are not direct consequences of their actions to fulfill their intentions as. They are neither political players in the Danish court who need to struggle or to conspire to get the grasp of power nor those people who feel compelled to revenge for their fathers like Hamlet and Laertes. The fact that their deaths are actually their mission to accomplish is both comic and tragic. Today, name of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are closely associated with betrayal of friendships as these two former friends of Hamlet is doing everything in favor of Hamlet’s top enemy, Claudius to destroy Hamlet’s influence. Ther is no doubt that Shakespeare inserts these two characters to be comic relief but the appearance of these two character in the play also symbolizes his mix emotion of ridicule and sympathy. The appearance of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is not doubt to be comic relief just as the courtier Ostric is. Unlike Ostric who panders to whoever that are powerful enough for him to benefit from praising them even though he might contradicts himself, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are less of this clownish style on the surface in term of their acts, language and tone. Notice that these two friends of Hamlet in University of Wittenberg never make any assertions or statements during the course of the play. They are very careful in manner so not to offend anyone in the court that would put them in danger. litely. During the course of the conversation with Hamlet, Both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern only ask questions; agree to sayings of Hamlet, and answering Hamlet’s questions. This obedient

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