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Prompt How does Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead answer the questions How is a man to reconcile himself to that absurd world in which he finds himself trapped How does man relieve his loneliness and uncertainty The response of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to this question would surely be answered with a question However the prompt is asking how the play answers the question Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead doesnt answer the questions of an absurd world In my opinion the play cannot and does not answer any questions it only evokes more questions among the reader questions of reality and existence I believe the true intent of Tom Stoppard in writing this story is to do exactly that force the reader to question hisher own existence This is proven in several of the topics the characters discuss they discuss death dying God existence faith and morals Stoppards intentions may have been to make the reader question hisher own feelings towards these events and their beliefs He presents these questions through two main characters these characters never seem to answer the questions that arise They merely ask more questions Because the story is unable to answer any question the reader may ponder I must do what is closest to the prompt and present the question to the main characters as though it was asked in the story thus leading to an answer that would be closest to that of Stoppards intentions To present the probable response of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern if asked the question one must first understand their inspiration and nature The nature of the two characters is that of no direction nor determination this nature leads them to unanswerable questions Their questions are often moral scientific and even philosophical The two would be unable to answer the question How is man to reconcile himself to that absurd world in which he finds himself trapped Through the characters Stoppard forces the reader to ask
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