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In his essay, “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, William Hazlitt conceptualizes Hamlet as_______________?

A. a disturbed and insane man.

B. a man of tremendous humor, simplicity, and innate goodness and kindness.

C. a depressed but ultimately good and nonviolent man.

D. a wicked and manipulative man.

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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.