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Hamlet: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince Hamlet replaces the letter that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are carrying to England with a forged letter that he made , thus sending these two men to their deaths. He does this without giving it a second thought and never suffers from any guilt or remorse for his actions. Considering that these two men were friends from his youth, this would at first glance seem to reflect Hamlets poor character. However, you must carefully consider the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern before you pass judgment on Hamlet.