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    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 146

    All the world's a stage

    What does the underlined sentence mean?This extract is from the poem "All the world's a stage" by William Shakespeare.

    " Then a soldier,
    Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
    Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
    Seeking the bubble reputation
    Even in the cannon's mouth."

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,398

    Re: All the world's a stage

    The bubble reputation = a short-lived glory

    Even in the cannon's mouth = in the position of highest danger on the battlefield.

    The soldier is seeking quick glory at great risk of losing his life.

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