Is the friendship between Hamlet, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern a true friendship?

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If I were to define their friendship in terms of psychological description, I wouldnot only call it inconsistent, but also dysfunctional. Like the previous poster commented, G and R are always together. They are a dyad in their own accord. Yet, strategically speaking for the sake of the organization of the characters, Hamlet denotes an inability to belong to a group, to a dyad, and not even to a society without causing himself some major drama.

Hence, the primary dyad would be Guilderstern and

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