This explanation seeks to ask some critical questions about free will or the lack of thereof, and the guiding force of destiny that reduces us all to mere actors who are but following a script in our pursuit to add meaning to life. The first stage of life that the poem describes is infancy, where a sobbing baby must be nursed all the time. In this poem Shakespeare has masterfully described various stages of human life. Some of his famous dramatic tragedies include Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and King Lear. According to Shakespeare, every man plays several parts during his life time.
He is now quick to fight, prone to jealousy and very ambitious, seeking recognition and reputation. Who does that in the age of texting and social media? King had a tapestry illustrating the seven ages of man. How do they justify their decision? His look is authoritative and he advises people. He was an English poet, a dramatist and an actor. Why do you think no-one bothers about the sins of unimportant people, while everybody remembers the flaws of public figures? What words did they have to look up? He has reached a stage where he has gained prosperity and social status. When he goes through these ages, he has to play different roles.
At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. To gain wealth, he would endanger his health; then to regain his lost health, he spends wealth. What were their actions and reactions to this moment? Here,Jaques makes a rather conventional comparison between the different stages of a man's life and the acts of a play. All you need to do is take birth and leave, after performing all your duties. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. How many stages could you have? Idealistic values get pushed behind, while practical considerations become important. The teacher could provide an example to model what the students are to do.
The speech compares the world to a stage and life to a play and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man: , , , , , , and , facing imminent death. He also takes elements from and other sources known to him. And within each age-defined part, a man shows certain stock qualities and features and undertakes certain worldly responsibilities, which go on to add flesh to the skeleton of their life, which has already been pre-decided by Destiny. He has has a degree in English literature from Delhi University, and Mass Communication from Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan, Delhi. He has surpassed all his in his beautiful speech. Shakespeare's cynical voice and melancholy tone -- expressed through Jaques -- force the audience to consider deeper themes, such as self-awareness, inescapable truths and the nature of man.
The infant cries and vomits all the time. Seven Ages of Man is an extract from the romantic comedy As you like it, written by William Shakespeare. It is one of Shakespeare's most frequently-quoted passages. Mental dementia and death: He loses his status and he becomes a non-entity. William Shakspere's Small Latine and Lesse Greeke. . Repetition is another figure of speech used in this poem; words like sans, age, etc.
The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. I can admit that I was having some doubts at first and that I was just hoping that this relationship could be helped due to all of the negativity in the relationship. Then comes the fifth act, where he turns into justice, the one who knows what is good and what is right. First bayne And tender in the spring it is, even like a sucking babe. This highlights the sub-theme of destiny and fate, accentuating how we all just enter the earthly domain with our mortal responsibilities cut out for us from the moment we are born and all the way to our death.
He thinks so much about his future that he loses every day. As the poem begins, you are dragged to a stage. Love was sensual, deep, romantic, and full of grace and beauty. However, a deeper analysis into this poem reveals that through these stoic words, Shakespeare is urging his readers to ask certain uncomfortable questions, investigating into existential concepts such as free will and our meaning and purpose in life, which is the overarching theme of the poem. The sixth stage is about the man who has grown old and is seen in a pantaloon and spectacles. He sighs like a burning furnace and sings the sad ballads of romance. The Duke Senior is the only one present when Jaques gives his monologue.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. Vomiting is common among all babies. This slow tiresome pace comes from the lack of willingness to fulfil the responsibility of a student and learner, which is common to most young boys. He endlessly fights for his honor, to maintain a dignified reputation. Nowadays, is not necessarily the goal of every romantic affiliation, there is more and less adherence to social structures such as monogamy.
The fifth line is where the young impassioned soldier grows into a middle-aged adult who has settled in the professional role of high-ranking judge, which could probably be the reward for having paid his dues as an adept committed soldier. Old age: He begins to lose his charm — both physical and mental. His many works are about life, love, death, revenge, grief, jealousy, murder, magic and mystery. Young parents know the drill even before they become parents. And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. The poem suggests that each stage in a man's life calls upon him to play another role.
From that tyme growing strong and swift, he passeth foorth the space Of youth: and also wearing out his middle age apace, Through drooping ages steepye path he ronneth out his race. Through more aging, though, the soldier turns into the judge. His eyes are no more burning with motivation and drive but have become severe, having learnt the ways of the world; and his beard that once carried leopard whiskers has now been fashioned into a formal professional cut to suit his age and professional role. Within a season tho He wexing fowerfooted lernes like savage beastes to go. At the next stage in life, the young man is a lover who is busy composing ballads for his beloved and sighing deeply for her attention. He is always working towards making a reputation for himself and gaining recognition, however short-lived it may be, even at the cost of his own life.