Analyze Ophelia's madness behaviors by giving her a psychiatric exam. This is based on real psych ward exams and include categories such as witnesses to her behavior, speech, attitude, etc. Questions focus on multiple factors of her behavior and give a fun twist on the madness portrayed in Hamlet.
Group students into groups of "doctors" and let them use Act 4, Scene 5 of Hamlet to deep read her behaviors and speech patterns. Students love this twist on looking closely at Shakespeare!
Learners can share their findings of Ophelia's mental state and back it up with her behaviors in the text.