Could Rosencrantz and Guildenstern be depicted as heroes or heroic, in a non-traditional sense?

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The play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, is based on the characters from the Shakespeare play, Hamlet. The two characters are something of side characters in the original Hamlet play, but they are brought right into the spotlight in the newer story.

Traditionally, a hero is a character that fights for some noble purpose, like justice, defending the weak, on behalf of their country, or something similar.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern definitely aren’t heroes by that...

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