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Hamlet

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Confirming the Tale

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Why does Hamlet require corroboration of the ghost’s tale before avenging his father’s death?

A

He fears the consequences of pursuing revenge and gets wrapped up in the play as a stalling tactic.

B

He worries that his memory of the ghost’s tale may be warped by his extreme melancholy and seeks validation of what he thinks the ghost said.

C

He suspects that the devil has toyed with him in his vulnerable state by sending out a spirit who appears to be his dead father.

D

He has grown more fond of Claudius and has become increasingly reluctant to pursue revenge against him.

E

He desires his mother’s happiness, and although he dislikes Claudius, she would be devastated by the loss of her husband.