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Published on March 9, 2014

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PowerPoint Presentation: THE SEVEN AGES BY-WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PRESENTED BY- SHREET MISHRA WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. He appears to have retired to Stratford around in 1613 at the age of 49, where he died three years later in 1616. Introduction: Introduction “EVERY BEGINING HAS AN END” But the thing matters is that what were the things between that beginning and the end . “THE SEVEN AGES” D escribes the seven phases between the beginning and the end of a human’s life and those seven phases are infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, middle age and then the old age. THE SEVEN AGES: THE SEVEN AGES All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and 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. Some Questions: Some Questions THE SEVEN AGES: THE SEVEN AGES Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, 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 sav'd, a world too wide, For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again towards 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 . Some Questions: Some Questions Which is your favorite stage? SUMMARY OF POEM: SUMMARY OF POEM The world is a global stage and all men and women presented here are mere puppets in the hands of destiny. Every man in his full lifetime has many parts to play. His total number of acts in his lifetime is the seven ages. The first and foremost act of every human being is the stage of infancy, where he makes his presence felt by crying at the top of his voice. The second stage is the ‘whining’ schoolboy where he learns to utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complain about not going to school. The third stage is his early youth, the peak of love and high romance and then he reaches a stage of a soldier where his life if full of oaths and vows. The fifth stage is the adult-hood where a man tries to live a fair and justified life and then the sixth stage comes, known as the middle age, in this age he prepares himself for the next level in his life for the old age. He learns to relax from the hustles of life. then the last stage comes, the stage of old age where he enters in his second childhood. It is also the beginning of the end of his eventful history and finally dies. Life stages and their functions: Life stages and their functions 1- Infancy 2- Schoolboy 3- Lover 4- Soldier 5- Judge 6- Middle Age 7- Old Age INFANCY: INFANCY I n this age he makes his presence felt by crying at the top of his voice and many a times vomiting any food or drink that is repulsive, at the nursing arms of his mother. This period normally last till four years of age. Characteristics of infancy: Characteristics of infancy SCHOOLBOY: SCHOOLBOY I t is the second stage of life and in this stage he has a shiny morning face and his small bag, sometimes with a shoulder strap; he creeps like a snail and not willing to go to school. LOVER: LOVER I n this phase of life he sighs like a burning furnace and sings the sad ballads of romance; full of woe; affected with woeful melodies; to impress his lover’s heart. The impression of her reply can be seen in her eyebrows. Characteristics of a lover: Characteristics of a lover SOLDIER: SOLDIER I n this stage life if full of commitments, compliances, oaths and vows. His beard is like a leopard or panther. He endlessly fights for his honor, a full presence of mind which is sudden and quick in quarrel and a heart to maintain a dignified reputation. JUDGE: JUDGE I n this stage of life he tries to live a fair and justified life. His belly becomes bigger than normal. He is conscious about his diet. His eyes are severe with seriousness and his beard is leveled to a formal cut. MIDDLE AGE: MIDDLE AGE I n this phase he prepares himself for old age. He learns to relax from the hustles of life. His strength begins to weaken and spends more time within the roof of his house. His shank begins to shrink with time. Even his voice begins the descend lower tone. Characteristics of a middle age man: Characteristics of a middle age man OLD AGE: OLD AGE I n this last stage of life enters his second childhood. It is the beginning of the end of his eventful history. It is also the stage of oblivion; the state of being completely forgotten or unknown. In this stage He is without everything; without teeth, eyes and sweet smile. MY VIEWS: MY VIEWS I thinks that “seven ages” is a very enjoyable and knowledgeable poem as it gives a study about the seven stages of our life that we have to face in our life and it also makes me think that is death is the end of a human being or a new beginning because many people and I thinks that after sometime, somewhere that human will again take birth and again face the “seven ages” and if it is true than could death be the “Eight age ”. PowerPoint Presentation:  THE END THANKS YOU

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