Act 4, Scene 2

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern get caught in the middle.

Characters

HamletThe prince confronts his former friends and refuses to tell them where he has hidden Polonius’s body.Rosencrantz and GuildensternThe duo approach Hamlet in the hopes of discovering the location of Polonius.

Summary

Hamlet has just hidden Polonius’s body when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive to handle the situation. When they ask Hamlet where he has stashed the body, Hamlet refuses to reveal the location, telling the pair that all their favors for the king will bring them nothing in the end.