Efflorescence of the Rose of May

A critical response essay to Linda Welshimer Wagner’s article, “Ophelia: Shakespeare’s Pathetic Plot Device”

Image from. The Rose of May

here’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,

and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.

O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy. I

would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father

died. (IV. V. 204–209).

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