Introduction Section One Section Two
Section Three Section Four Conclusion
While in the presence of youth, Yeats realizes the fleeting nature of life, accepting human frailty and the inevitability of aging. After wearing the false mask of acceptance for so long, Yeats finally allows himself to confront mortality. He realizes that no matter who the man, and irrespective of his deeds, death is an inevitable part of life. But, while looking back in the past, one should not view life in extreme parts. Instead of looking at actions as examples of failure or victory, one should see life in moderation, observing it in its entirety.