Waiting For Godot Research Paper

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The Search for Meaning in Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Introduction
Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot in French in 1949 and then translated it into English in 1954. Waiting for Godot is the most popular play in every corner of the world. Therefore, this play has been performed as a drama of the absurd with astonishing success in Europe, America and the rest of the world in post second world war era. Waiting for Godot delineates the events of two consecutive days in the life of
Beckett's non-heroes Estragon and Vladimir. As they wait for the ambiguous Godot to arrive, they pass the time by debating about whether to commit suicide.
While they wait, the two friends occupy themselves with prosaic tasks such as taking on and off a pair of boots; taking off a hat, adjusting it and then putting it back on again; and arguing about eating vegetables. On both days, they encounter a master Pozzo who drives his slave Lucky about the stage with a rope around his neck. On the first day, Pozzo is bringing Lucky to the fair to sell him. On the second day, Pozzo has gone blind and needs Lucky to lead him around the
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Komal Rakwal wrote a research paper entitled “Today’s Fear of Being in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot” in which she explores existentialist themes in the text. Every Suffering gives meaningful existence. Life is good, it is the birth to effort man must not surrender to absurd; this is the concept of absurdity which evolved Camus in his philosophy. In a blank futile universe devoid of purpose, design or care – represented by the featureless Beckettian landscape human beings are alone and condemned to be free afraid of this isolation Estragon and Vladimir cling, together despite their quarrels, and Pozzo and Lucky do not untie

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