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Brevity is the Soul of Wit

HAMLET-DTBNDY

Why is it ironic that Polonius declares “brevity … the soul of wit”?

A

Because Polonius seems incapable of delivering an intelligent remark.

B

Because Polonius is an exceptionally verbose individual.

C

Because Polonius speaks the line to Gertrude, who is known for her volubility.

D

Because Polonius is essentially declaring the chatty King Claudius witless.

E

Because Polonius is making an astute observation about Hamlet’s soliloquies.