Rhetorical Analysis Waiting For Godot

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Lucky´s speech is probably the most spectacular part of “Waiting for Godot”, since it presents a complete dissolution of language. But this does not mean that Beckett wrote this piece without any sense, this piece was written with intention, with structure, but it hides between a mix of nonsensical phrases and a lot of repetition, as it will be shown below.
The presence of Repetition gives a particular rhythmic sonority, with a lot of unconnected phrases that create a well-planned net to be discovered.
When analyzing structure, the first thing that catches the attention is that it must be a challenge for the actor to perform the speech because of its length of the monologue, this being over 700 words; the lack of punctuation, and the apparent
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The presence of unconnected phrases generates confusion, and the rhythmic sonority that is force to be heard simulating those of a litany. At this point, the confusion generated by the speech has made the audience loose complete interest in any other character present in the stage, and as said before, makes them have to pay all the attention possible in order to understand the message beneath all the repetition and the incoherent phrases that make us conclude that there is more nonsense than sense. However, as just said, between all this incoherent phrases, there are some things that actually make some sense, and that compilated all together, could make us understand the message that lucky is trying to transmit to the other characters, and even more, to us.

At the begging of the monologue there are certain grammatical coherent statements that shows us there is more than nonsense in the speech, such as “Given the existence…of a personal God…with white beard…” by taking away all the nonsense between the coherent phrases we start getting a clear message, of what appears to be a description of God according to Lucky, or in other words, his God, which we soon understand is very different form the conventional description of God.
Already at this point the audience can see
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Man loses “thickness”, “slimming” the multitude of entertainments that are available to him. Here he starts listing a series of sports such as tennis football running, and many others, point in which the monologue starts showing a lot of contradiction, this is a characteristic of modernity and postmodernity, since it states that there is no absolute truth, that everything is opinions, and even though the ideas given are making more sense, the presence of contradiction in the statements made generate confusion anyways, keeping in the audience the feeling of anguish felt throughout the whole

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