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Hamlet

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Ruled by Claudius

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How does Claudius respond to the news of Hamlet’s return from his aborted voyage to England?

A

He expresses joy at Hamlet’s safe return and implores Laertes to forgive him (Hamlet) for his misdeeds.

B

He shares his foiled plan for Hamlet’s death with Laertes, cursing fate and begging him to help devise a new plan.

C

He acts unconcerned and nonchalant, quickly changing the subject so as not to betray his panic at Hamlet’s return.

D

He is puzzled by the news, and immediately concocts a new plan for Hamlet’s death involving Laertes.

E

He is so troubled by the news that he rages at the messenger and has to be restrained from hurting the messenger by Laertes.