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Gertrude's Response to Hamlet

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In Act IV, Scene i, how does Gertrude respond to Hamlet’s request that she perpetuate the notion of his madness to Claudius?

A

She tells Claudius that Hamlet is mad and cites Hamlet’s claim that Claudius killed King Hamlet as evidence.

B

She tells Claudius that Hamlet’s madness is an act and that he revealed to her the truth of King Hamlet’s murder.

C

She tells Claudius that Hamlet is mad and cites his impetuous murder of Polonius as evidence of his madness.

D

She tells Claudius that Hamlet’s madness is an act and that Hamlet killed Polonius as retribution for muddling his relationship with Ophelia.

E

She tells Claudius that Hamlet is mad and that Hamlet claimed to see the ghost of his father during their conversation in her room.