Theatre of the Absurd

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  • Battle Of Musanga Analysis

    Charaterisation, like in many stories that concern the people, is too loose and vague. There is really no central hero as the characters rise and fall due to the nature of the story. The characterization of the story is lost in the many preambles and side attractions of the intrigue of the narrative. Tropes on their part are signaled by the trademark strange sound effect for advertising purposes. Notable also as a trope is the montage gymick of how the diegetic manner of telling the story of…

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  • Kipling's Sleeping Devices

    “The Morse instrument was ticking furiously. Mr. Cashell interpreted: […] ‘Can make nothing of your signals.’ A pause. […] ‘Signals unintelligible. […] Examine instruments to-morrow.’” As two soldiers try and fail to communicate through a wireless telegraph due to mechanical failures, an eavesdropper unknowingly sits at the center of a manmade storm of misinterpretations in Rudyard Kipling’s Wireless. In the story, we follow an as he arrives at an apothecary to witness Mr. Cashell, the nephew…

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  • Theme Of Waiting In Waiting For Godot

    In Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot two vagabonds wait for man who is only identifiable by his name. The pair attempts various actions to help pass the time but ultimately they are trapped in a wait without end and are forced to inhabit a circular structure of de-narrativised time. Time presents a list of problems in Beckett’s play causing panic, confusion and memory loss. This essay aims to discuss the various aspects of the play relating to the themes of time and waiting. This essay will…

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  • Prospero Speech Analysis

    Prospero’s speech is not finished. He concludes his metaphor for life as a play with the following words: “We are such stuff / As dreams are made on” (IV.i.173-174). By comparing the current events to a dream, he again recognizes his supposed reality as fiction, which stresses the unimportance of the play. How can he demean his supposed reality to a dream, and thus, fiction? The “how” is critical; it means Prospero must have a sense of something greater. To demean something is to, conversely,…

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  • Absurdity In Albert Camus's The Outsider

    senseless and useless. ‘The Outsider’, Camus’s first novel is a representation of his absurd thinking about the world. The use of the term ‘absurd’ in literature is a vehicle for writers to explore and represent those elements in the world that do not make sense and ‘The Outsider’ is one of the beautiful representation of Camus’s revolt against the norms of the society. In the very first line of the novel elevates the absurd concept, " My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know. I…

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  • Strengths And Weaknesses Of Romeo And Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet (1966), Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) were all very different. They all told the story differently and had their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Romeo + Juliet (1996) had quite a few strengths and weaknesses. I think the biggest strengths in the movie were the use of modern technology, the exaggerated storytelling, and the use of Olde English. The use of modern technology strengthened the movie because it made it easier to understand; when you’re…

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  • The Cycle Of Hope In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

    Samuel Beckett’s two-act tragicomedy Waiting for Godot depicts the endless wait of two homeless men, for a man named Godot. Their endless cycle of waiting and thus suffering continues and repeats itself until it is stopped by someone who instead of waiting for false hope, chooses to find this hope on their own terms. A key piece of the play that reflects this idea is the song that Vladimir sings in the beginning of the second act. A song about a dog that stole a piece of bread and thus beaten…

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  • Actions And Symbols In Act Without Words And Soul Gone Home

    In the two plays Act Without words and Soul Gone Home the playwrights develop the theme of their play in uncommon way. They try to send their play’s message by making the readers think deeply and by making him imagine what they are reading. The words do not have the importance of actions and symbols in these plays. Moreover, they show the area when the people begin losing their trust in God. They give up trying to face the struggle and to have the courage to develop themselves and their life.…

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  • Nalini And Marriage Poem In Shanta Rama Rau's A Passage To India

    ASIF CURRIMBHOY’S USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Adapting language to suit situation and character in a play is a peculiar problem that the Indian dramatist in English invariably faces. And this problem could be tackled successfully if the dramatist adapts the English language to reflect the idiom of the language of the characters or, as K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar has rightly suggested, if “the characters and the situations are carefully chosen (Iyengar).” Currimbhoy does not seem to make any effort to…

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  • Blasted And Brandenkins Analysis

    In this paper I will discuss and go into great depth on Sarah Kane’s Blasted and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins An Octoroon and the postdramatic theatre elements that are represented in both of them. Muller’s statement in Steegmans, After Postdramatic Theatre refers to a crisis of drama, which consists of the apparent inability to convey the complexity of the modern world. It’s that the problems of the present exceeds the representational capacity of the situational dramatic art. When we look at…

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