Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are bit parts in Shakespere's tragedy "Hamlet", who attempt to ingratiate themselves to Hamlet so as to spy on him. When Hamlet discovers their treachery, Hamlet leaves Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to die in a shipwreck.
They're not that similar. Guildenstern admits to Hamlet that they were sent for. Not Rosencrantz. Guildenstern jokes with Hamlet. Rosencrantz doesn't. Hamlet takes Guildenstern aside for the "recorder lesson" after the 'Mousetrap' play. Not Rosencrantz. More could be mentioned. When… Full Answer
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern carried letters from Claudius instructing the English to kill Hamlet upon arrival. Hamlet opened the letters and forged new ones which said that the English should put Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to death instead.
His name is Polonius, except in the First Quarto when his name's Corambis. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern also act as advisors in a way. They're basically summoned by Claudius to be advisors on Hamlet's mental state.
Rosencrantz is (probably only was) a friend of Hamlet. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (often considered one) spy on Hamlet the whole time for Claudius. They are constantly in between a plot that they have no idea about (Hamlet versus Claudius) and… Full Answer
hamlet switched the letters. so when the people of England opened it and read that they are to kill the person who gives them the letter. since hamlet switched the letters, rosencrantz and guildenstern die