Seven Ages of Man

Seven Ages of Man

This excerpt compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogues the seven stages of a man's life, sometimes referred to as the seven ages of man: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and old age, facing imminent death. It is one of Shakespeare's most frequently quoted passages.

William Shakespeare
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How much control does each person have over their fate?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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