How Does Hamlet Kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 11, 2020 12:59:36 AM ET

Although Hamlet does not kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with his own two hands, he engineers their deaths by substituting a letter they carry with an order for their executions. The original letter called for the King of England to execute Hamlet on Denmark's behalf, but with the use of his father's signet ring, Hamlet is able to alter the commission and send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in his stead.