All The World’s A Stage
“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. “ So said the great poet, wrtier and philosopher Shakespeare in the script of his play. AS YOU LIKE IT.
How true he said., It is exactly the same. The life of a person is indeed a drama on the world stage. He comes in this world, plays his role and goes away. He plays many roles in his stay on the world scene.
He takes birth. How small is he! An Infant, kid playing in the lap of parents, brothers and sisters and all others who love him . Then School life. College life, married life. Career life. Ups and downs and what not. He is in the rut. Old life. Dead life. This is the story of a life. He is no more. But the world stays there, drama continues to happen.
That is why Shakespeare again remarked
“The life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing”, in Macbeth utters these lines after being told of his wife’s death.
To truly understand them, you must look at them in the right context. The full thought of the poet is to captured in the right context to understand it .
No one has mastered the life like his mistress. Life shows its ‘ eyebrow at every turn. It is sometimes like a strange bed fellows and full of strange oaths and loathes and becomes like a beard of the fellow who likes it sometimes and dislikes it the other time and cuts it.
Jealousy in honor, sudden and quick quarrels are often the hall marks of life.,
Seeking the bubble reputation is the internal and eternal . He wears the life like a pantaloons and throws it away. He has many stages and ages.
In the last stage of life, he becomes full of wisdom through personal experiences and ultimately goes into eternity sans everything.
The idea behind this phrase is to describe the fortune, misfortunes and troubles and tribulations, sorrows and sufferings, ups and downs sans happiness and the whole lot of his fate. This famous theatrical metaphor of seven stages of human life is compared to the world to a play, or a stage and all men and women are merely actors or players on this stage called the world.
we notice in our daily life that people love to quote this phrase now and then to substantiate their view points because it sounds very interesting and conveys spiritual meaning and keeps resonating in my mind. The stage of the world keeps coming and turning before my eyes. Different people use it according to their requirements, normally in good and bad conditions being faced by them.
My salute to the masters.