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  • 1. 6/17/2013

2. All the worlds 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 nurses arms.Then, the whining schoolboy with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snailUnwillingly to school.And then the lover,Sighing like furnace, with a woeful balladMade 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 reputationEven in the cannons mouth. 3. And then the justiceIn fair round belly, with good capon lind,With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,Full of wise saws, and modern instances,And so he plays his part.The sixth age shiftsInto the lean and slipperd pantaloon,With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side,His youthful hose well savd, a world too wide,For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice,Turning again towards childish treble, pipesAnd 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. 4. The Seven Ages of Man is taken from WilliamShakespeares famous play, As You Like It (Act-II, Scene-VII), describes the seven phases in amans life-from childhood to old age. The world isbut a global stage and all men and womenpresented here are mere puppets in the hands ofdestiny. Just like the infrastructures of a stage, theworld has its own entrances and exits. Every manin his full lifetime has many parts to play. His totalnumber of acts in his lifetime is the seven ages. 5. InfancySchool BoyLoverSoldierAdult Hood(Justice)Middle AgeOld Age 6. 1/11/12 7. The first and foremost act of every human being is thestage of infancy, where he makes his presence felt bycrying at the top of his voice and many a times vomitingany food or drink that is repulsive, at the nursing arms ofhis mother. This period normally last till four years of age. 8. 11/11/12InfancyIn thisstage heis ahelplessbabyandknowslittle. 9. 6/17/2013 10. The second stage is the whining schoolboy where helearns to utter a plaintive, high-pitched, protractedsound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint. Hisshiny morning face and his satchel; a smallbag, sometimes with a shoulder strap; he creeps like asnail and not willing to go to school. 11. 6/17/2013 12. The third stage is his early youth, the peak of love andhigh romance. He sighs like a burning furnace andsings the sad ballads of romance; full of woe; affectedwith, characterized by, or indicating woe: woefulmelodies; to impress his lovers heart. The impressionof her reply can be seen in her eyebrows. 13. 11/11/12The lover: In this Stage he is always remorsefuldue to some reason or other, especially the loss oflove. He tries to express feelings through song orsome other cultural activity. 14. 11/11/12 15. The fourth stage is that of a soldier where life if fullof obligations, commitments, compliances, oathsand vows. His beard is like a leopard or panther. Heendlessly fights for his honor, a full presence ofmind which is sudden and quick in quarrel and aheart to maintain a dignified reputation.11.11.12 16. 11/11/12 17. The fifth stage is the adult-hood where a man tries to live a fairand justified life. His belly becomes bigger than normal. He isconscious about his diet and consumes a good intake ofcapon; a cockerel castrated to improve the flesh for use asfood. His eyes are severe with seriousness and his beard isleveled to a formal cut. He is to take a lot of correct decisions tokeep up with the ever changing times. So this stage is the mostpowerful stage in life.11/11/12 18. 11/11/12 19. The si xt h st age i s t he mi ddl e-age. Her e i s wher e hepr epar es hi msel f f or t he next l evel i n l i f e i .e. ol d age.He l ear ns t o r el ax f r om t he hust l es of l i f e. Hi s st r engt hbegi ns t o weaken and spends mor e t i me wi t hi n t he r oof ofhi s house. He l ooks l i ke a buf f oon and an ol d f ool i n hi sr ugged ol d sl i pper s. He hangs hi s spect acl es on hi s nosef or r eadi ng and al l hi s yout hf ul hose; a f l exi bl e t ube f orconveyi ng a l i qui d, as wat er , t o a desi r ed poi nt ; saved f ort he wor l d t oo wi de. Hi s shank begi ns t o shr i nk wi t h t i me;t he par t of t he l ower l i mb i n humans bet ween t he knee andt he ankl e; l eg. Even hi s voi ce begi ns t o descend t o a l owert one. I n hi s f r ee t i me, he smokes hi s pi pe and whi st l es hi smat ur ed mel odi es. 20. 11/11/12 21. The last stage is the old-age where heenters his second childhood. It is also thebeginning of the end of his eventfulhistory. It is also the stage of oblivion; thestate of being completely forgotten orunknown; the state of forgetting or ofbeing oblivious; official disregard oroverlooking of offenses; He is withouteverything; without teeth, eyes and taste.