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The time is out of joint O cursed spite That ever was I born to set it right This quote is from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare spoken by Hamlet He knows that the Great Chain of Being is disturbed and he is the one that has to set it back to normal The Great Chain of Being is a scale where everything is put in its place from Heaven to Hell Disturbing the Great Chain of Being will result in a bad ending In Hamlet Shakespeare shows that disturbing the Great Chain of Being can lead to bad ending The characters Hamlet and Claudius can prove this since they both disturb the chain in the play In the play Hamlet is the son of the former king When King Hamlet dies Claudius inherits the throne because Hamlet is too young to be King Afterward Hamlet finds out that it was Claudius that killed his father so he devotes himself in avenging his fathers death Although he is trying to set the chain back to normal but also disturbing it since Claudius is King While Hamlet finds a way to kill Claudius he acts mad in front of people he does not trust Polonius being nosy and ambitious volunteers to spy on Hamlet while he speaks to his mother When Polonius thought Gertrude was in danger he screams for help Hamlet mistakes him as Claudius and kills him without even thinking Polonius death and Hamlet neglecting Ophelia causes her to feel lost and go insane We know what we are but know not what we may be This quote foreshadows how she feels lost in this world and do not now what she is going to do in the future She feels there are no place in the world for her anymore so she chooses to leave it and drowns herself Hamlet disturbing the chain has caused Polonius and Ophelias death This is
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