Hamlet

Media Assignment

1."Time is out of joint." (I,v,27)


  • Hamlet: Act 1, scene 5, line 27
  • Hamlet laments after the Ghost tells him the truth about his father's murder, he feels it was an accelerated death; King Hamlet was supposed to die in battle, not his orchard.
  • Title of an episode from Batman: The Animated Series.
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Batman - Time out of joint

2. "The paragon of animals" (II,ii,295)

  • Hamlet: Act 2, scene 2, line 295
  • Hamlet tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern how humans appear to surpass all animals and act noble, however they are really essentially dust.
  • Title of an episode from Babylon 5
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3. "Murder most foul..." (I, v, 27)

  • Hamlet: Act 1, scene 5, line 27
  • The Ghost tells the truth about King Hamlet's immoral murder to Hamlet.
  • Title of murder mystery. Usually said in any type of detective fiction.
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4. "I must be cruel only to be kind" (III,iv,179)

  • Hamlet: Act 3, scene 4, line 179)
  • Hamlet addresses this to his mother. He must be cruel to his mother, to save her from lapsing any further into sensuality and betrayal of her dead husband; Late King Hamlet.
  • A 1960's song by Nick Lowe.
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Nick Lowe - "Cruel To Be Kind" 1979

5. "To thine own self be true..." (I, iii, 78)

  • Hamlet: Act 1, scene 3, line 78
  • Polonius's last piece of advice to his son, Laertes, as he prepares to leave for France
  • Title of an episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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By: Fatima Khan, Yasmin Yusuf, Tayyaba Kidwai, Talal Sheikh