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Which of the following statements offers the best definition of a tragic hero ?

A. A noble person who becomes completely corrupted

B. A cowardly person who doubts himself or herself despite possessing great wealth and political power

C. A cowardly person who shows some personal strength when faced with a crisis

D. A noble person who makes a costly mistake

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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.