How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…

How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…

How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…

How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…

In the monologue of Jaques from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” the borther to Orlando capitalizes on the words of Duke Senior who states that “we are not all alone unhappy…in this wide and universal theatre.”  Jaques calls the world a stage upon which men and women are players, making their entrances and exits.  In the first stage, the infant is “mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms.”  Finally, in the seventh stage, man has returned to the infantile stage as he exists in “mere oblivion” and is “sans”/without teeth, without sight, without taste, without everything.  Like babies who have yet to reach the development of their senses, the aged have their senses mitigated to a similar point, but it is the loss rather than the nascence as in infants.
How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…
How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…
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How is the "second childishness" in "The seven ages of a man" related to being a child?"The seven stages of a man"from William Shakespeare’s "As…
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