Read the extract below and answer the following questions

… Man is but an ass if he go about to
expound this dream. Methought I was – there
is no man can tell
what. Methought I was, and methought I had –
but man is
But a patched fool, if he will offer
To say what methought I
had. The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of
man hath not
seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his
tongue to conceive, nor
his heart to report, what my dream was
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 201 – 207)


A. deception
B. ignorance
C. illusion
D. innocence

Correct Answer:

Option C – illusion


His overabundant self-confidence burbles out in his grandiose idea that although no one could possibly understand his dream, it is worthy of being immortalized in a poem. This shows his illusion of the experience being a dream.

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