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Ophelia's Obedience

HAMLET-UEXJD4

What is the best characterization of Ophelia’s response to her father when he demands to know the status of her relationship with Hamlet?

A

She is an obedient daughter who does not hesitate to confide in her father, and answers him readily and truthfully about her relationship with Hamlet.

B

She is an obedient daughter, but knowing how officious her father is, she responds coyly to minimize his knowledge of her relationship with Hamlet.

C

She is a simpleton who lacks the guile to deceive her father about her relationship with Hamlet, and tells him more than she should.

D

She is secretly disobedient, but pretends to be obedient so that her father does not suspect that she has been misbehaving with Hamlet.

E

She is sassy and unrepentant about the time she has spent with Hamlet because she is confident that his feelings for her are genuine.