Do a close reading of one of Ophelia’s songs in act IV, scene v, exploring how its form and content relate and respond to the action of the play (both actual and implied) and to Ophelia’s state of mind. In your response, consider what has occurred offstage, as well as the possible or implied events to which she alludes. Why is she given song, as opposed to speech, in this instance? What do the flowers represent?
Compose a 1 page response to the above task.