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What idea does Laertes express about mental illness upon observing Ophelia’s sad condition in Act IV, Scene v?
That it is astonishing how fragile one’s psychological state can be under trying circumstances.
That it’s disgusting how easily one can fall apart and cling to suffering when life presents adversity.
That madness is merely an affectation one may employ to exercise control amid difficult realities.
That it’s unsurprising how readily women fall into madness due to their weakness and vulnerability.
That madness should be the norm in such an unjust and tumultuous world.