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    Everything Comes to Those Who Wait When Alan Schneider put the first American performance of Waiting for Godot, he asked Beckett who Godot is or what is Godot, Beckett said: “If I knew, I would have said so in the play.” This is a useful warning to anyone who is coming to the Beckett’s play with the intention to find the key to understand and accurately identify the meaning. However, it is not surprising that the plays written in this unusual and mysterious manner are perceived as if there is a particular

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    Waiting for Godot is a tragicomedy play that is both funny and depressing. During the play we are trying to figure out who or what is Godot. We are constantly asking ourselves what are we waiting for and why. Throughout the play we follow Vladimir and Estragon on their daily escapades to find out if today is the day they meet Godot. We witness the suffering that Vladimir and Estragon are put through each day while they are anxiously waiting for something. Vladimir and Estragon seem to be very

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    The Frontier of Existence in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros ‘I feel that I had been at the frontier of existence, close to the place where they lose their names, their definition, the place where time stops, almost outside History’ (E Ionesco). This essay will explore the frontier of existence in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ionesco’s Rhinoceros The title Rhinoceros is formed from the ancient Greek Rhino meaning nose and Keros meaning horn. However, in this play

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    Technology and Happiness in Civilization and Its Discontents and Waiting for Godot Happiness is something most humans value above everything else. The various things in life that make us happy, such as family, friends, and cool cars, to name a few, are the very things we hold dearest to us and place the most value on. People fill their lives with things that please them to ease the gloom that comes as a result of the seemingly never-ending trials and tribulations of life. We gladly accept

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    “Tragicomedy is, simply, the combination of tragic and comic elements in one text to create an effect which is “deeper and grimmer than tragedy” (George Bernard-Shaw). Desperation, pain, fear etc are presented in a way which makes them comical.” This idea of a tragicomedy can be applied to Waiting for Godot as comedy is used to alleviate the hard hitting tragic elements of the play; such as when, at the end of the play, Vladimir and Estragon discuss the logistics of and then go on to attempt to

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    A Study of Perspectives

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    times, but a continuing struggle. Like the deeply rooted racism and classism of Paris is Burning, a film seemingly celebrating the culture and people it serves to eventually dehumanize, the actions of Bert and Ernie stood for much more than two Haverford students lacking perspective and foresight. Bert and Ernie's actions stand for a more deeply rooted problem of young people today forgetting that we are still struggling for equality and respect within our society and that no one is immune from this

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    Egbert Austin Williams better known as Bert, was an African American performer during the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Nassau, Bahamas on November 12, 1874. He was the child of Frederick, who was a sailor and his mother Julia. When Williams was 11 he and his family moved to Riverside in southern California. While in Nassau, Williams encountered very little racism, southern California however was a much different story which troubled him deeply throughout his lustrous career. Although

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    happens often in this group. Some weeks are better than others, but the air of awnry playfulness is most often sparked by the actions of Bert. Once Bert escapes punishment after saying or doing something, such as hitting people with pillows, he may tend to repeat those actions or go further. The repetition of this process without consequence caused the peers of Bert to learn to accept him and his behaviors and do nothing to stop or change

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    Peter Gabriel, Van Morrison, and Don Henley Peter Gabriel has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker. When at school, he CO-founded the band Genesis which he left in 1975. His albums, live performances and videos since then have won him a succession of awards. In 1980, he collected together a group of people to found WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance). In a series of international festivals, each year WOMAD brings together traditional and

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    The Cowardly Lion

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    In this version, the liquid courage given to him by the Wizard is replaced with a medal marked "Courage". Bert Lahr's biography, written by his son John Lahr, is entitled Notes on a Cowardly Lion. The movie was made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which uses a lion as its mascot. In fact, MGM even considered using their mascot for the role of the Cowardly Lion. In the movie, the Lion walks

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