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A Lesson from Ophelia

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What significant theme does Shakespeare convey through the death of Ophelia?

A

Innocent people unwittingly get hurt in the misguided pursuit of revenge.

B

Although the pursuit of revenge may be justified, there are always unforeseen casualties.

C

People are unpredictable and may not maintain their sanity in the midst of tragedy.

D

Women are especially prone to degenerate into madness when struck by tragedy.

E

Women rely on men for their happiness, so the absence of men in their lives can provoke madness.