Shakespeare describes the characteristics of the various stages of man. You are in the second stage of life. What do you think of your roles and responsibilities at this stage? Discuss with your partner and share your ideas with the class.
Moorthy : Hello, friends. Good morning.
Ramesh : Good morning, Moorthy. What’s up?
Moorthy : Nothing, da. Last night I read Shakespeare’s poem ‘All the world’s a Stage’. Very interesting!
Ramesh : Good. Tell something about it.
Moorthy : Shakespeare divided man’s life into seven stages. According to him, We are in the second stage.
Ibrahim : Oh! Did he advise us?
Moorthy : No. He commented us that We are unwilling students to go to school.
Paul : Is it? What else did he say?
Moorthy : He compared us to snail.
Ibrahim : But we are not like that, are we?
Paul : We might behave like that at our primary school level. Now we are matured. I don’t support Shakespeare in this cause.
Moorthy : Shakespeare may state a general opinion of those days.
Ibrahim : May be. Now a days most of the students go to school willingly.
Moorthy : Yes. Initially children hesitate to leave from their parents. Shakespeare may mind these children. Anyhow, the theme of the poem is very sooperb! Read and enjoy friends.