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Characters spy on one another in various ways throughout Hamlet. Which statement conveys the most relevant message expressed by Shakespeare through the motif of spying?


That people should be paranoid about the activities of those in their midst, because there is often just cause for such wariness.


That people should resort to spying and other acts of subterfuge in order to learn the true motives of those in their midst.


That people who employ spying techniques usually engage in other nefarious types of behavior.


That spying is a worthless enterprise, because information gleaned dishonestly is often misapprehended and may create unintended consequences.


That spying is a normal expression of curiosity about our fellow human beings and is usually motivated by genuine love and concern.

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