How is Ophelia’s madness demonstrated, structurally? Use of song (“Ah ha! Come, some music…”) Use of prose when speaking.
Which quote demonstrates the social restriction of women and their need for restraint and virtue to survive? “…That carry but half sense; her speech is nothing.”
Which quote is used as an allegory for the play as a whole- the characters seize upon insignificant misunderstandings to cause larger, significant tragedies? “Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia acknowledging the uncertainty of consequence (future), again a link to actions and consequences? “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
Which quote demonstrates Claudius’s possible concern or sorrow for Ophelia, underpinned by an everlasting desire for self- preservation? “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.”
How does Claudius continue the theme of animalism, connecting morality with humanity (ironically)? “…Divided from herself and her fair judgement… Without the which we are pictures, or mere beasts.”
How does Laertes demonstrate his commitment to vengeance by continuing the theme of morality, but this time casting it aside? “To hell allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil!”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia’s madness to be synonymous with a loss of innocence? “Let in the maid, that out a maid Never departed more.”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia as sacrificing her honour to male dominance? “By Gis and by Saint Charity.” Saint Charity is part of three Christian Martyr saints (Faith Hope and Charity) who were the daughters of Sophia the Martyr.
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia’s desperation at her lost honour? “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember…” (to Laertes)
Which quote describes Gertrude’s survival in a patriarchal world as the result of pretense and adaptation to societal expectations? “There’s fennel for you, and columbines…”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia’s acknowledgement of the corruption of Claudius and his destruction of innocence through this? “…there’s rue for you… O you must wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy…”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia acknowledging the universal and eternal nature of corruption? “…and here’s some for me [rue]”
Which quote demonstrates Ophelia’s loss of purpose due to her father’s death (need for authoritarian figure)? “…I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died…”
Why is Ophelia’s symbolism through flowers significant? Natural images- suggests that these are her true, now unrestrained emotions.
What specifically do the flowers symbolise? (7) Rosemary for remembrance. Pansies for thoughts. Fennel for flattery. Columbines for deception. Daisies for innocence. Violets for fidelity. Rue suggests regret/bitterness (not contextually). This could be regret at corruption- those in Elsinore do not live up to what they are capable of being as humans.