In act 1 Hamlet says “The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right.” By the end of the play, does he set things right?
Then, what does Hamlet mean when he says the time is out of joint O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right?
The time is out of joint. O cursèd spite, That ever I was born to set it right! Hamlet is essentially commenting on the current state of affairs in Denmark, which are out of order. He uses the metaphor of a dislocated shoulder to represent Denmark’s confused politics.
Similarly, who said the time is out of joint? And still your fingers on your lips, I pray. The time is out of joint—O cursèd spite, That ever I was born to set it right!
Also, what does Hamlet mean when he says the time is out of joint?
When Hamlet decares that time is out of joint he is referring to the disruption of the progression of his lineage. Hamlet had been next in line to receive the crown.
Why is Ophelia so upset when she enters?
Ophelia becomes so upset when she speaks with her father because Hamlet had came to talk to her while she was sewing and he was acting in a strange way. He does this because he doesn’t believe that Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is the sudden change in his behavior.