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In Dr. R. Allen Shoaf’s article, “’Hamlet’: Like Mother, Like Son”, Shoaf argues which of the following points about the relationship between Hamlet and his mother ?

A. Hamlet is placed in a position that can be conceptualized as feminine.

B. Hamlet despises his mother and suspects she has killed his father.

C. Hamlet is entirely masculinized throughout the play, and thus, is ultimately unlike his mother in terms of his position in the play.

D. Hamlet has a personality disorder.

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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.