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Claudius' Soliliquy, from Hamlet 3.3

Shakespeare, William, Barbara A. Mowat, and Paul Werstine. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Simon & Schuster paperback ed. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.

The images in line 1 MOST effectively serve to

A

foreshadow the rest of the play.

B

characterize the speaker honestly.

C

force the reader to self-reflect.

D

introduce existential themes.

E

appeal to the reader's sense of smell.