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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. They pun off of each other’s words without much intention of moving their dialogue toward a set purpose. Which theme is this? -> Mortality
2. Main characters Ros and Guil, when left alone in the play, often suffer from feelings of ____ -> Isolation
3. People use each other quite a bit. Which theme is this? -> Primitivity
4. At the beginning Guil tries to determine an outcome by -> Flipping a coin
5. "The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defence against the pure emotion of _____" -> Hope