?

Hamlet

Free Version

Upgrade subject to access all content

Moderate

Let the Great Axe Fall

HAMLET-XGF2KT

At the end of Act IV, Scene v, as a means of calming Laertes’s rage, Claudius assures him that “where the offence is let the great axe fall.”

Which action is Claudius least likely foreshadowing with these words?

A

Claudius confessing to the murder of King Hamlet.

B

Claudius orchestrating the murder of Hamlet.

C

Fortinbras reclaiming what was lost to his father.

D

Laertes avenging the death of his father.

E

Hamlet avenging the death of his father.