Emotional Evolution: Illuminating Life’s Realities in Shakespeare’s Literary Enigma


  • Dr. Mahrukh Khan


The deep emotional themes in Shakespeare's play Seven Ages of Man are examined in this article, which also advances the idea that each period of life has its own unique psychographic struggles that humans must confront. The research investigates how emotional challenges impact people's growth and development from childhood to old age using Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory as a foundation. Through a careful examination of these emotional components, the research aims to understand the characters' psyches and how they respond to life's difficulties.  In order to evaluate the hypotheses, the researcher employs a qualitative methodology to carefully study the emotional challenges and coping mechanisms demonstrated by the characters in Shakespeare's play at all ages of life. To find fundamental psychological and emotional elements that assist the growth of the overall storyline and characters, the researcher employs literary analysis. Investigate the Seven Ages of Man's depictions of emotional exchanges and their significance for the human journey by using a comparative approach.

The research findings shed light on the complexity of human emotions and their impact on personal growth and development. The analysis reveals that characters' responses to life's trials and tribulations in The Life Cycle Odyssey can be effectively analyzed through the lens of emotional resilience and coping mechanisms, thereby supporting the initial hypothesis. In conclusion, this research contributes valuable perspectives on the intricate interplay of emotions in the human journey as depicted in Seven Ages of Man. By bridging the gap between literature and psychology, this study underscores the significance of emotional development in shaping individual experiences, enriching both fields with a deeper understanding of the human psyche.

Keywords: Emotional, Shakespeare's play, Seven Ages of Man


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