Flowers are handed by Ophelia as symbols of specific meaning after she loses her mind and goes insane. Different flowers symbolize different sentiment. Fennel stands for strength and resolve, Rue is for remorse, violets symbolize faithfulness and innocence, Daisies stand for purity and Rosemary for memory and commemoration. Even though she may not have been the right frame of mind, every flower points to particular character and their actions leading up to the scene in the play.
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