Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Symbols

First featured in the uncanny coin toss between Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at play's start, coins appear throughout the play and symbolize the forces of mortality that control human life and render human free will meaningless… (read full symbol analysis)
The boat symbolizes the trajectory of human life and the fundamentally limited and futile nature of human action. As a boat's passengers are able to move at will within the contained space of the vessel… (read full symbol analysis)