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Dr. Kumar Gautam Anand. 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.

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1 Dr. Kumar Gautam Anand

2 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.

3 And then the whining school-boy, 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 honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,

4 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 slipper'd 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,

5 That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

6 The great dramatist of all ages, Shakespeare presents a unique treatment of human life in his play As You Like It. This masterpiece of keen observation, All The Worlds a Stage is in fact a speech delivered by one of the characters of the above mentioned play. In this poem the poet compares the entire world to a stage, where all the men and women play their particular part. During the course of drama of life the character appear and disappear on the stage to perform their role. There are seven stages of this drama. Birth is entrance and death is exit.

7 The first stage: a infant The first period begins and helpless infant in the nurses arms vomits feebly. The second stage: a complaining school boy In the second stage a complaining school boy appears on the stage. He goes to school unwillingly like a snail. The third stage: a teenager enters Then a teenager enters the stage sighing like a furnace and singing songs for his beloved. The fourth stage: a man acts as a soldier/professionals After this, man acts as a soldier ready to fight suddenly, seeking prompt fame even in the cannons mouth to make his mark in the history.

8 The fifth stage: a judge In the fifth period a judge, with formal beard, fairly round belly and severe eyes appears on the stage of the world. He knows many proverbs and can quote a lot of modern instances. The sixth stage: an old man In the sixth stage he becomes an old man, lean and weak. There are whistles in his voice and he wears glasses on his nose. He keeps a small bag with him and the world is so vast for his weak body. The seventh stage: on the verge of end (death) In the last, (seventh stage) he is on the verge of end (death). He has lost every quality of his youth and has become a helpless child again thus ends this eventful history(life).

9 The fifth stage: a judge In the fifth period a judge, with formal beard, fairly round belly and severe eyes appears on the stage of the world. He knows many proverbs and can quote a lot of modern instances. The sixth stage: an old man In the sixth stage he becomes an old man, lean and weak. There are whistles in his voice and he wears glasses on his nose. He keeps a small bag with him and the world is so vast for his weak body. The seventh stage: on the verge of end (death) In the last, (seventh stage) he is on the verge of end (death). He has lost every quality of his youth and has become a helpless child again thus ends this eventful history(life).

10 These different stages hint at the fact that nothing is permanent in this life as life is transient. Interpretation of human life is understandable to some extent but is not agreeable fully. Subtle and sublime rhyme scheme, blank verse, realistic comparison straightforward treatment, fresh imagery, theatrical vocabulary and runon- lines here and there are its special technical features.

11 This passage from the play As You Like It is a master piece of Shakespeare's keen observation and fine poetry. In this passage, delivered by the melancholic and cynical character Jaques, Shakespeare has masterfully described various stages of human life. He compares the world with a big stage and all human beings with actors playing their allotted roles. Man first appears on this stage as an infant crying and vomiting in the nurse's arms. Then he is seen as a school boy with a shining morning face walking slowly and unwillingly to school. Soon he grows into a young man burning with the passion of love and singing in praise of his beloved. Fourth stage is that of an ambitious soldier who is ready to undertake any adventure in order to gain honour and fame. In the next stage he plays his part as a wise and serene justice. Sixth stage finds him as an old man with spectacles on the nose and a big in his eye. His size shrinks and his manly voice turns into thin childish voice. His last stage is very miserable as he loses almost all his scenes and joys of life. The underlying meaning is that of temporariness and changing phases of life that pass rather too quickly. The language is simple and imagery is fascinating.


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