| Quote #1
GUIL: What's the first thing you remember?
Is there something more significant going on in the misunderstanding here? Isn't Ros revealing that there's not just a set of things you forget and a set of things you remember, but that the two are jumbled and often indistinguishable?
| Quote #2
GUIL: We can't afford anything quite so arbitrary. Nor did we come all this way for a christening. All that – preceded us. But we are comparatively fortunate; we might have been left to sift the whole field of human nomenclature, like two blind men looting a bazaar for their own portraits…At least we are presented with alternatives. (1.317)
Does foolishness grow out of arbitrariness or does arbitrariness grow out of foolishness?
| Quote #3
HAMLET: …for you yourself, sir, should be as old as I am if like a crab you could go backward.
What is the difference between madness and foolishness? Why is it necessary that they think that Hamlet is mad rather than just being foolish? When might it be advantageous to pretend to be a fool?