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Hamlet

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Sulphurous Flames

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Why must the ghost “render up himself” to “sulphurous and tormenting flames”?

A

Because he is stuck in purgatory and must do penance for his sins after dying unexpectedly at the hand of his brother.

B

Because he committed acts of war that have condemned his soul to hell, including the murder of King Fortinbras.

C

Because he is stuck in purgatory and cannot progress to heaven until the mystery of his death is solved on earth.

D

Because he was unfaithful to Gertrude, and burning in the eternal flames of hell is his punishment for those sinful acts.

E

Because all people, even the most noble of humankind, are required to endure a period of purgatory before the final judgment.