Saturday, April 4, 2015
Guildenstern and Pangloss
When we were reading Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, I began to notice similarities between Guildenstern and Pangloss. At first, I though Guildenstern's endless philosophizing reminded me of Pangloss and his incessant, unhelpful philisophy. But, as we kept reading, I began to see Guildenstern's as more of an attempt to understand the situation, and Pangloss' as attempting to fix the situation. His seemed more of an attempt to show his wit than to understand the circumstances. Any thoughts?