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Before his match with Laertes, Hamlet says:

“there's a special
providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now,
'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be
now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the
readiness is all…”

What does this statement reveal about Hamlet’s state of mind?


He is energized by the distraction the match provides from his recent problems.


He is vacant and emotionless and regards the match with nothing but apathy.


He is resigned to whatever lies ahead and is untroubled by the prospect of danger.


He is reluctant to participate in the match because he fears Laertes’s rage.


He is murderous and eager to use the match as a platform for revenge upon Claudius.

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