Characters in Hamlet and Questions Vs Assignment Essay

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Hamlet Questions VS Assignment
7. How does Hamlet behave initially with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (through 2.2.216-66)? Is it different from the way he just acted with Polonius? How does Hamlet change when he realizes that the two were sent for by Claudius and Gertrude?
Hamlet behaves very ambiguously with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and continues to act this way with Polonius. Once Hamlet realizes that the two were sent by Claudius and Gertrude he got angry and had a feeling something wrong was going on and kept asking them questions as to why they went behind his back and betrayed him. He was being very suspicious even before they admit they betrayed him.

8. How seriously should we take Hamlet's view of the world and of "man"
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Because Hamlet knows that they were sent to him and they did not come by their own will to see Hamlet.

9. Why are the players traveling? What has been going on in the city? (Much of 2.2.317-46 refers to contemporary events in London around 1599-1601.)

Hamlet Questions VS Assignment
7. How does Hamlet behave initially with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (through 2.2.216-66)? Is it different from the way he just acted with Polonius? How does Hamlet change when he realizes that the two were sent for by Claudius and Gertrude?
Hamlet behaves very ambiguously with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and continues to act this way with Polonius. Once Hamlet realizes that the two were sent by Claudius and Gertrude he got angry and had a feeling something wrong was going on and kept asking them questions as to why they went behind his back and betrayed him. He was being very suspicious even before they admit they betrayed him.

8. How seriously should we take Hamlet's view of the world and of "man" (2.2.287-98). How do Rosencrantz and Guildenstern react to Hamlet's use of "generic" man (2.2.298-300)?
It should be taken quite seriously because it is very obvious that he has trust issues with people and that he feels that people portray him in a very negative way. He feels that people do not take him seriously and do not appreciate him. Rosencrantz and

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