“The Seven Ages of Man”
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then thejustice,
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.
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. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Classics have it’s own importance in everyday life. It tells us about our economy, society and culture still prevailing. It also depicts things related to us in present or future and about human nature which is unpredictable.
“The Seven Ages of Man” is an excerpt from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. The poem begins with a phrase, ‘All the world’s a stage’ which is very famous all over the world.
In this poem, Shakespeare compares life to a stage and has divided life into seven stages each having its own varied qualities and features.
Shakespeare considers the world a stage and men and women actors on the stage of life. They play seven roles according to their age. The first stage, as described by the poet, is the infant who is being carried by a nurse. The infant cries and vomits all the time. Later, that infant grows into a schoolboy, not willing to attend school which is the second stage of a man’s life. The third stage is that of a lover who is lost in his thoughts of love. The lover writes poetry to his lady’s beauty. In the fourth stage, as he grows older, he joins the army and becomes a soldier. He is physically fit and is aggressive, short-tempered and ambitious in nature.
The fifth stage shows that with maturity and wisdom, the family man becomes a judge. He is a fair, healthy man full of wisdom. His look is authoritative and he advises people. The sixth stage is about the man who has grown old and is seen in a pantaloon and spectacles. Pantaloon here describes a comical character who has grown old and wears shabby clothes. His authoritative voice has grown weak and his voice trembles as he talks. The last stage is about the senile man who loses his teeth, his vision and his hearing. After this, the man part in the play ends and he exits from the stages of his life forever.
Well I’m not here to bore you guys. The story is on friendship so let’s tell you something related to friendship. Friendship is a mutual relationship between two or more people who are attached and interacted to each other in friendly manner.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. True friends are really rare, when you get it never miss!!..
A true friendship is the most precious gift of the life of persons involved in it. A person is called very lucky having true friends in his/her life. True friendship gives us memorable, sweet and pleasant experiences of many types in the life. Friendship is the most precious asset of one’s life which he/she never wants to lose. True friendship leads two or more persons involved in it towards success without any demotion in life. Searching a best friend is not an easy process, sometimes we get success and sometimes we lose because of misunderstandings to each other.
Friendship is a devoted feeling of love to which we can share anything about our life and care for each other always. A friend is someone who understands and appreciates other one without any exaggeration. True friends never becomes greedy to each other instead they want to give something better to each other in life. There are any boundaries or differentiation of age, caste, race, creed and s*x exist between them. They know the realities of each other and live satisfactorily by helping each other.
Human is a social being and cannot live alone; he/she needs someone to share his/her feelings of joy or sorrow. Generally, a successful friendship exists between persons of same age, character and background. Friends are the loyal support for each other who aimlessly support during bad moments of life.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Understanding is must in every relationship. If there’s no understanding the relationship doesn’t last long!!..
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Friendship also brings us from darkness and enlightens our lives!!..
Swara and Sanskar are such two great friends who met on a summer day. It’s a story on their unbreakable bond. They play roles on stage of life. What has destiny decided for them?? What does true friendship mean to them?? Will the light of their friendship last or it will break?? Will misunderstandings come their way?? What roles will they play in their life??
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For all my friends, I want to say that:
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you”
Please give your suggestions about friendship guys!!.. Well I’m posting two parts: one SwaSan another one RagLak…
Which pair do you want??
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