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Characters from Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and The Bell Jar. Quotes from main characters of all three.

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark Son of Queen Gertrude and the late King Hamlet Killer of his brother, the late King Hamlet Set by the Ghost to kill Claudius as retribution; main conflict
King Claudius Uncle to Hamlet, now King of Denmark Married to Queen Gertrude Killer of the later King Hamlet Dies at the end of the play when Hamlet forces him to drink a poisonous drink meant for Hamlet
Queen Gertrude Hamlet's mother Now married to King Claudius Dies at the end of the play when she accidentally drinks poison that was meant for Hamlet
Ophelia Hamlet's Lover Laertes sister Polonius' daughter Thought to have committed suicide when Hamlet abandons her and her father dies
Polonius Councilor to King Claudius Father of Laertes and Ophelia Killed by Hamlet
Ghost Thought to be the ghost of Hamlet's late father Sets Hamlet onto the task of avenging his death by killing King Claudius
Laertes Polonius' son; Ophelia's brother Wants to take revenge on Hamlet for killing his father Dies at the end of the play when drinks poisonous drink
Rosencrantz (in Hamlet) Friend of Hamlet's Comes to Denmark at the request of the king to cheer Hamlet up Ends up being sent to his death along with Guildenstern for trying to unknowingly deliver Hamlet's death sentence
Guildenstern (in Hamlet) Friend of Hamlet's Comes to Denmark at the request of the king to cheer Hamlet up Ends up being sent to his death along with Rosencrantz for trying to unknowingly deliver Hamlet's death sentence
Rosencrantz (in R&GAD) Friend of Hamlet's and Guildenstern Main character Trying to figure out the bigger picture with Guildenstern and where there paths are leading them in life
Guildenstern (in R&GAD) Friend of Hamlet's and Rosencrantz Main character Trying to figure out the bigger picture with Rosencrantz and where there paths are leading them in life
The Player (in R&GAD) Leader of the Tragedians Hints a lot at knowing what the outcome will be and eggs on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to ask the correct quesitons
Esther Main character in The Bell Jar Unhappy with her otherwise glamorous lifestyle in New York that most women of the age would be jealous of, Esther only wants to write poetry but her increasing depression turns her suicidal. Institutionalized after an almost successful attempt at her life, Esther begins to see her life in a different light
Buddy Esther's boyfriend; Joan's ex Embodies the men of the period; he can play around and looks down at women and it's completely normal
Joan Esther's friend and roommate at the mental institution for awhile Commits suicide Could represent a part of Esther
"I am I am I am" Esther, The Bell Jar
"Who's there?" Barnardo, Hamlet Act I Scene I Line I
"To be or not to be--that is the question" Hamlet, Hamlet Act III Scene I Line 64
"The eyes and the faces all turned themselves toward me, and guiding myself by them, as by a magical thread, I stepped into the room." Ester, The Bell Jar
"I was supposed to be having the time of my life." Esther, The Bell Jar
"Get thee [to] a nunnery." Hamlet, Hamlet Act III Scene I Line 131
Horatio Guard and friend to Hamlet Follows Hamlet, sees the Ghost and believes Hamlet and helps him and supports him
"Before my God, I might not this believe Without the sensible and true avouch Of mine own eyes" Horatio, Hamlet Act I Scene I Lines 66-68
"Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not forever with thy vailed lids Seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity." Queen, Hamlet Act I Scene II Lines 70-75
"Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder -- Murder most foul, as in the best it is, But this most foul, strange, and unnatural." Ghost, Hamlet Act I Scene V Lines 31, 33-34
"The sigh is dismal; and our affairs from England come too late. The ears are senseless that should give us hearing to tell him his commandment is fulfilled, that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead. Where should we have our thanks?" Ambassador, R&GAR Act III (last page)