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Hamlet

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The Tragedy of Hamlet

HAMLET-OYELYD

Which of the following statements most relevantly captures the tragic nature of Hamlet’s character at the end of the play?

A

He has not achieved revenge as a result of his own scheming, but has only killed Claudius as a result of falling victim to someone else’s revenge plot; he is not the master of his own destiny.

B

He has not apprehended the folly of pursuing revenge, and hasn’t taken full responsibility for his role in the downfall of other characters in the story; he is misguided until the end.

C

He has not accomplished revenge early enough; he should not have hesitated, and should have killed Claudius immediately when the ghost charged him with avenging his death.

D

He has not admitted to suffering from madness; although his behavior clearly indicates a break with reality, he will not acknowledge that he has undergone a significant change.

E

He has not revealed the details of his story to anyone; although he has had opportunities to share what the ghost laid out for him, he has kept it to himself, so no one understands the motive for his behavior.