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A Young Maid's Wits

HAMLET-ZHDLY4

What idea does Laertes express about mental illness upon observing Ophelia’s sad condition in Act IV, Scene v?

A

That it is astonishing how fragile one’s psychological state can be under trying circumstances.

B

That it’s disgusting how easily one can fall apart and cling to suffering when life presents adversity.

C

That madness is merely an affectation one may employ to exercise control amid difficult realities.

D

That it’s unsurprising how readily women fall into madness due to their weakness and vulnerability.

E

That madness should be the norm in such an unjust and tumultuous world.