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Which of the following statements best represents Lacan’s view of Ophelia in his essay, “Desire and the Interpretation of Desire in ’Hamlet’” ?

A. Hamlet desires his mother, not Ophelia.

B. Hamlet desires revenge, not Ophelia.

C. Hamlet desires Ophelia, but only when she is unattainable.

D. Hamlet desires attaining the throne of Denmark, of which Ophelia is a symbol.

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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.