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Hamlet Seems Depressed

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Which statement best captures the main idea of Hamlet’s response to his mother’s query in Act 1, Scene ii about why his mourning of King Hamlet seems so particular?

A

His morose behavior seems worse than it really is in contrast to his mother’s newfound happiness with Claudius.

B

His devastation over his father’s death is an act he perpetuates because he feels as if he should mourn outwardly for a respectable amount of time.

C

His melancholy appearance provides only the smallest glimpse of his feelings, and his grief is far greater that he could ever outwardly convey.

D

His dark clothing and sorrowful demeanor are contrivances he uses to distance himself from people he dislikes.

E

He feels exasperated with Gertrude’s attempts to glean personal information from him and actively resists her meddling in his affairs.