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In Shakespeares Hamlet Hamlets interactions with Horatio Laertes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern give the reader a better understanding of Hamlet himself The changes that occur within Hamlet are revealed through his interactions with these young men Horatio is Hamlets loyal friend who throughout he play is on Hamlets side Laertes on the other hand is more of an acquaintance of Hamlet but as the play draws to a close they become enemies Laertes brings forward a side of Hamlet which acts on impulse instead of thinking everything over in detail Finally Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are friends with whom Hamlet attended college They cause Hamlet to do things that even the reader thinks he would never do Hamlets interactions with these people demonstrates how a person can be affected by the personalities and actions of the people around them Horatio is the only person in the play who is always on Hamlets side In the play some people believe in Hamlet while other dont but throughout Horatio is a loyal friend to Hamlet With the quote A man that Fortunes buffets and rewards Hast taen with equal thanks and blessed are those Whose blood and judgement are so well Commeddled That they are not ripe for Fortunes finger To sound what stop she please in Act Three Scene Two lines 71-76 Hamlet is describing all of Horatios qualities which he admires Hamlet is saying how noble well to do and down to earth Horatio is Hamlet admires Horatios charactor so much because he sees many qualaties in Horario that he himself is lacking Throughout the play Hamlets charactor undergoes changes and Horatio is the person who keeps Hamlet from going completely insane In I297 Horatio says to Hamlet My Lord I think I saw him yesternight speaking of Hamlets father Since Hamlets father is dead Hamlet is baffled until Horatio tells him that it was the ghost of his father The
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