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The Fall of a Sparrow

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Before his match with Laertes, Hamlet says:

“there's a special
providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,
'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be
now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the
readiness is all…”

What does this statement reveal about Hamlet’s state of mind?

A

He is energized by the distraction the match provides from his recent problems.

B

He is vacant and emotionless and regards the match with nothing but apathy.

C

He is resigned to whatever lies ahead and is untroubled by the prospect of danger.

D

He is reluctant to participate in the match because he fears Laertes’s rage.

E

He is murderous and eager to use the match as a platform for revenge upon Claudius.