Theme Of Anger In Waiting For Godot

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I- Theoretical Part : Anger in Literature
1- Definitions of Anger: a- The outer expression of anger can be identified in facial expressions, body language, physiological responses, and in public acts of aggression. b- Anger is equally a matter of politics as well as biology. c- Anger functions as a pressure cooker; that we cannot control our anger for so long before it explodes.
2- Origins Of Anger : a- Anger was first to exist in supernatural myths, stories and religious beliefs; like angry deities. b- It was the strongest of emotions later on in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE in the Roman era. It was to obtain pleasure and avoid pain. c- Anger appeared in warrior cultures. d- It was dominant in the Greek literary works in the 8th and 7th
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Accordingly, no well-structured plot is to be found there in it. However, though it is one of the 20th century great works yet the events somehow repeat itself . But such repetition is to serve the main purpose of the play; the endless wait experience with all its psychological and emotional ups and downs. So, one can trace the events and understand it, yet there is no real connection in the play.
7- Characterization: Beckett always averts to clarify and explain more about his characters beyond what is written by him in Waiting For Godot(1953). The characters in Waiting For Godot(1953) are divided mainly into seen characters like: Estragon, Vladimir, Pozzo, Lucky and the little boy; and unseen characters as: the little boy 's brother and Mr. Godot. Estragon and Vladimir, the two dear friends, are viewed as the contrary of each other. As Vladimir is the wise, cultured and smart, whereas Estragon is the total opposite of him. Pozzo and Lucky are also the opposite to each other, since one is the extreme ruler and the other is the extreme submissive servant.
8-Scenery:
There are no scenes in Beckett 's Waiting For Godot(1953), but two long
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Firstly, Anger is always associated to race, color, nation, gender, class, ideology or religion. Secondly, Anger can be expressed both individually and collectively. Thirdly, the emotion of Anger is the natural reflection of the social disputes arising from; frustration, youth alienation, or domination in culture and society. Fourthly, Anger 's outcome can be both irrational and cognitive. Finally, Anger comes with certain emotions and expressions. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his revolutionary contributions to drama and literature; contributions like Waiting For Godot(1953) . Anger in Waiting For Godot(1953) is associated mostly with the differences in classes and ideologies. Vladimir and Estragon 's Anger, as well as their frustration, are because Mr. Godot never comes. To them, it appears to be that Mr. Godot is superior, or is from an upper class. They put in him all the hope, prosperity and the long-awaited

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