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What meaning does Hamlet convey to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern through his object lesson with the recorder in Act III, Scene ii?
That they cannot expect to press him for information and have him openly reveal his most deeply held feelings.
That beautiful music does not occur without diligent practice and studious attention to craft.
That they cannot expect him to recall, in perfect detail, all of the shared memories they have reminisced over without him.
That life is a melodious instrument meant to be piped lightly at times and blasted forcefully at others, depending on the situation.
That he dislikes noise, commotion, and hassle, much the same way most people hate hearing an inexpertly played recorder.