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The Passage that I feel is not only thought provoking but also ironic in the play Hamlet is when Ophelia has found out about her fathers murder and is beginning to act mad This passage is in Act Four Scene Five beginning on line 171 and continuing through line 207 They bore him barefaced on the bier Hey non nonny nonny hey nonny And in his grave rained many a tear Ophelia chanted this among many fragments of songs from English ballads They were expressing her words of grief for her fathers death and for knowing that the man she loved was responsible for his death Ophelia also at this time gave Laertes the King and the Queen sticks weeds and chicken bones to represent flowers Theres rosemary thats for remembrance Pray you love remember And there is pansies thats for thoughts At this point the others felt she was crazy because she truly believed she was giving them flowers Her brother and the King and Queen felt very sorry for her actions and wanted to help her but they knew there was nothing that they could do This passage is particularly important to the Play because the royal family is seeing how conflicts occurring within the kingdom are starting to pull them apart The death of the King had originally put Hamlet into a lasting state of mourning This led to Hamlet finding out that King Claudius murdered his father Then Hamlet starting acting hostile to the people he loved Polonius wanted to find out what problems were causing Hamlet to be so distraught so he spied on Hamlet talking to Gertrude Hamlet killed Polonius for spying on him and this is when it finally got to Ophelia Ophelia had already been affected by Hamlets selfish actions however this threw her over the edge Had
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