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What negative quality of Horatio’s is revealed in his response to Hamlet’s story about the intercepted letter?


That he is far too deferential to his friend and lacks the courage to cry foul when something is amiss.


That although he pretends to be a supportive and long-suffering friend, he is weak and and uncommitted when called upon to demonstrate his friendship.


That he is inattentive and self-absorbed although he makes a good show of caring about the problems of others.


That he lacks the intellectual capacity to appreciate the complexities of many difficult situations.


That he is a garrulous man who offers advice too freely and doesn’t respect the boundaries of others.

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