William Shakespeare is a well-known poet and writer known for a profound yet humorous approach to literature. Like all his poems, seven ages of life also contains deep thoughts yet is mercy wordplay. In one of the famous poems, Shakespeare starts with the phrase “All the world’s a stage”like in his numerous poems he refers to the world as a mere element of entertainment where we enact unscripted parts and twists as they play out.
He refers to the world as a stage since each person has their own entrances and exits and role is to play our role with utmost professionalism and determination.
According to the famous poems of Shakespeare, the first stage in life is an infant who depends on others or parents for help and support and they are not independent. As we progress in life, we pass through school life where we are very energetic and full of curiosity. In the whiny lover phase, we are hopelessly in love and our main concern and interest is the attention of our loved ones.
Later we progress to the soldier or fighter stage or phase in our life where a man is fierce and quick to attain anger where his reputation and status matters the most for him amongst everything else and more than his life. He also evolves into a fearless human being who is ready to take any new challenges and risks to prove his worth to society and the world.
Then comes the round-bellied justice who is experienced and cheerful. The sixth stage is the lean old man talking about his youth and his olden days. Again later, in the circle of life the stage is repeated again and comes back to the stage of taking help from the others and support from others.
In this way, Shakespeare taught us that life is a circle and we come back to where we started from. He also went in detail with the feelings a man possess during each stage and his reactions. He went on to mention that the last scene is a second childishness.
A circle of life is very evidently explained in the poem.