The Betrayal of Childhood Friends

Published April 30, 2014 by wouldbewitch

A 175 word blog about the betrayal of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.   Do you think they got what they deserved or did Hamlet overreact?  Did R&G have a choice in the matter?




I think they got what they deserved. Sure, the king told them to spy on Hamlet, but they should have come clean to him when he asked them. They could have told the truth, but they lied and said they had no idea what he was talking about. What kind of friends are those. Clearly they were not his friends in the beginning and they are not his friends now. Betrayal is the worst thing you can do to someone. Betraying their trust and going behind their back. It just gets me a riled up. How dare they act like they are still friends. I think that’s what makes it worse, that they are still pretending to be his friend. They knew exactly what they were doing and they didn’t care. They could have lied to the king, but they decided to stick with a king that would kill them instead of a childhood friend that would have done anything for them, have they asked for it. They just wanted to acceptance of the king, so they became his dogs. And look at how that turned out for them. Do I feel sorry for them, no I don’t. They asked for it in the beginning. They made their bed now they have to lie in it, literally. lol wait I shouldn’t laugh at death……. 😀


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