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Dr. Allen Shoaf’s essay, “’Hamlet’: Like Mother, Like Son”, argues which of the following points ?

A. Hamlet’s father’s ghost is not really a ghost.

B. Hamlet feels a sense of desire for both his mother and his father.

C. Hamlet is truly insane in the play.

D. Hamlet is an impossible play to truly understand.

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In “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, what does William Hazlitt mean when he states the following: “We do not like to see our author’s plays acted, and least of all, ’Hamlet’. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage” ?

A. Hamlet cannot be staged properly because of the complexity of the play’s use of language.

B. Hamlet is not relevant to the Romantic age.

C. The role of Hamlet cannot be properly played by any actor.

D. Hamlet is a work that was written to be read, not performed.