What Does Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Mean

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Mackemeh Kamara
Act 4 Study Guide
Hour: 2nd

4.1 Gertrude explains to Claudius that she thinks that Hamlet is truly crazy and as proof he ahs killed Polonius and taken away the body. Claudius is thankful that he wasn’t the one that was killed, he then asked Gertrude where Hamlet went. She doesn’t tell him, and he tries to comfort her by saying that they will soon get rid of him because of his trip. Claudius then calls for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern; after telling them that Hamlet has killed Polonius he asks them to go and find hamlet, and put Polonius body in the chapel. 4.2 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern come across Hamlet, by that time he has safely hidden Polonius' body. Although Rosencrantz and Guildenstern demand that Hamlet tell …show more content…

He tells them that Hamlet will be given the opportunity to think about his crimes and that Hamlet will not be punished.Claudius tells them that Hamlet is trying to protect his secret of killing the old king.
When Hamlet is first brought before Claudius, he doesn't tell the Claudius where the body is. Hamlet waits for his own opportunity to inform Claudius of Polonius' whereabouts. Claudius then sends someone to retrieve the body.
Claudius tells Hamlet that he must be sent away immediately because he killed Polonius. When Hamlet is taken away and Claudius is left on the stage along, us as the audience are informed that Claudius is preparing a trap for Hamlet. Claudius is planning to send a note to the King of England telling him that Hamlet is to be executed when he arrives.

4.4 Fortinbras sends his captain in to tell Claudius how his campaign went. Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet up with the captain, who tells them that the army that they see is Fortinbras'. The Captain discusses the battle that they fought, where thousands of men died, over a useless patch of land. The captain leaves and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern precede Hamlet to the ship because they are taking Hamlet to

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