Hamlet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction To Arrival Of Rosencrantz And Guildenstern And To The Players


Hamlet: Act 2 Scene 2 - Compare Hamlet's Reaction to Arrival of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern and To the Players
Compare Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with
his reaction to the arrival of the Playyers. Account for his reactions.

By comparing Hamlet's reaction to the arrival of Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern with his reaction to the arrival of the Players, we can observe
the different perspectives of Hamlet's character. His reaction to the arrival of
his old friends is similar to his reaction to the arrival of the Players in as
he is happy to see them all and he reveals his sanity to them all. When
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive, Hamlet is overjoyed ...

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Hamlet admits his sanity by telling his good friends that his "uncle-
father and aunt mother are deceived." (2.2.348) Why does Hamlet admit his
sanity to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Is it an another attempt to at deception,
or is it to implant a sense of trust between Hamlet and his old friends? Hamlet
could possibly be furthering his plans for revenge by admitting his sanity.
Hamlet's friends would relay the message to the King and Claudius may think that
Hamlet really is mad for admitting that he was supposedly feigning madness. On
the other hand, at the conversation with the Players, his behavior is
spontaneous. He welcomes his "good friends" (2.2.431) and it seems that he is
"glad" (2.2.430) to see them again. He is friendly, funny and very open in his
communication with the Players. Hamlet notices that one of the young players who
plays female roles has grown a beard and he makes a joke about it. It also
indicates that Hamlet has known them for a long time. The young Prince ...

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