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Polonius's Concern

HAMLET-34STOL

What is Polonius’s primary concern about Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet?

A

That Hamlet does not truly love Ophelia and will reject her after taking advantage of her.

B

That Hamlet cannot marry her, even though he loves her, because she is not royalty.

C

That Ophelia has not been chaste and her relations with Hamlet will besmirch her honor.

D

That Ophelia is naive and inexperienced, and that when the relationship inevitably ends, it will reflect poorly on him (Polonius).

E

That Ophelia has not received permission from him to spend time with Hamlet, and her secrecy troubles him (Polonius).