Waiting For Godot Absurdity Analysis

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1. Would you agree that Beckett’s Waiting for Godot perfectly encapsulates all the uncertainties of modernity? Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd. The absence of a meaningful plot, of objective dialogues and of absolute certainty is the state of absurdity. Beckett utilizes absurdity to play around with the concept of existential nullity which saw man trapped in a hostile world. Human life is meaningless and this created a sense of alienation, despair and uncertainty. The play perfectly expresses features of all the uncertainties of modernity. Modernity brought a sense of confusion, loss and nihilism due to the emergence to an industrialized and materialistic world. People could not imagine what the world seem to be plunging towards. The dramatist did not use conventional techniques: everything is abstract and symbolic because he wanted to show the confused state of mind of human beings through his characters. His characters are all symbols who represent meanings that goes beyond what is literally said about them. Samuel Beckett gives a dramatic …show more content…
In one day, both of their lives undergo a radical change. Pozzo’s dialogue in Act 2 is an excellent manifestation of this idea of the uncertainty of life which is ironically part of the limited certainties in the universe:
“Have you not done tormenting me with your accurse time…One day, is that not enough for you, one day he went dumb one day, I went blind, one day we’ll go deaf, one day we were bone, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second, is that not enough for you? They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then its night once more. (He jerks the rope) On!” (Waiting for Godot, p.

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