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Which statement best captures the main idea of Hamlet’s response to his mother’s query in Act 1, Scene ii about why his mourning of King Hamlet seems so particular?


His morose behavior seems worse than it really is in contrast to his mother’s newfound happiness with Claudius.


His devastation over his father’s death is an act he perpetuates because he feels as if he should mourn outwardly for a respectable amount of time.


His melancholy appearance provides only the smallest glimpse of his feelings, and his grief is far greater that he could ever outwardly convey.


His dark clothing and sorrowful demeanor are contrivances he uses to distance himself from people he dislikes.


He feels exasperated with Gertrude’s attempts to glean personal information from him and actively resists her meddling in his affairs.

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