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Claudius Encourages the Play

HAMLET-DGNYOI

Why is it ironic that Claudius encourages Hamlet’s participation with the players?

A

Because he does not care for the theatre himself but applauds Hamlet’s engagement in some distracting activity.

B

Because he thinks Hamlet is an excessively dramatic person and perfect for involvement in the theatre.

C

Because both he and Gertrude think the other loves the theatre, but they are both incorrect.

D

Because the performance Hamlet has staged is designed to elicit a guilty response from Claudius.

E

Because Claudius is the character with the most theatrical experience, and Hamlet has very little.