Hamlet's Friendships

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Hamlet's Friendships William Shakespeare's Hamlet, depicts the story of a distraught prince attempting to avenge the wrongful death of his father while nearly all his faith in honesty and the good of man is destroyed. Hamlet loses both his mother and father as a result of the royal scandal. Hamlet is forced to turn to his friends for consultation and advice. Hamlet's relationship with Horatio proves to represent the epitome of rational thinking and friendship, …

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…could never succumb too. Horatio is the rational thought that Hamlet could never accept no matter how hard he tried. In contrast, Rosencratz and Guildenstern represent disloyalty and dishonesty. They make the conscious decision to betray their friend and instead conspire with the King to eliminate Hamlet. Although no glory was bestowed upon Horatio for his loyalty, he did manage to live while both Rosencratz and Guildenstern died due to their disloyalty and lost morals.