On my mind is greed, which Mr. Webster defines as, “intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food”.
William Shakespeare contextualizes greed in his pastoral comedy entitled “As You Like It”, through his character Jaques, in the fifth, sixth and seventh ages. Jaques compares all the world to a stage, and life to a play and catalogues the seven ages of a man’s life.
The seven ages are: the helpless infant; the whining schoolboy; the emotional lover; the devoted soldier; the wise judge; the pantalone or the old man who is still in control of his faculties; and the extremely aged, returned to a second state of childishness, just before going to oblivion. Continue Reading "Greed And The Seven Ages Of Man"