As we have been discussing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, I noticed how it really causes you to think about the original play, Hamlet, in a different light. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are not mentioned much in Hamlet but in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, they are the main focus. In Hamlet, I always thought Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were just simple characters, however, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead caused me to learn a lot more about the characters and actually feel some sympathy for them. We have seen this same type of thing in literature before. Last year, we read Beowulf, which was the story about a monster named Grendel attacking a town. This made Grendel look like a horrible monster. However, after when we read the actual story of Grendel, we learn more about Grendel himself and actually gain sympathy for him.