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    Endgame by Samuel Beckett

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    Beckett is the founder of exploring the meaning of theatrical absurdity. Beckett’s effortless writings over the years, created a unique dramatic persona in his plays that won him the Noble Peace prize. After receiving one of the highest awards known to humanity, he kept a low profile. This period alludes to the satisfaction of reaching his peak. Yet, in his later work, the Endgame makes a direct correlation with the satisfaction of making your peak a plateau. He creates a philosophical predicament

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    Samuel Beckett

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    Characters Beckett did not view and express the problem of Absurdity in any form of philosophical theory (he never wrote any philosophical essays, as Camus or Sartre did), his expression is exclusively the artistic language of theatre. In this chapter, I analyse the life situation of Beckett's characters finding and pointing at the parallels between the philosophical background of the Absurdity and Beckett's artistic view. As I have already mentioned in the biography chapter, Beckett read various

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    Theatre of the Absurd and Samuel Beckett

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    writers---- who are serious and important – were talking of absurdity and death, but they never really lived these themes ….. that all this was not deeply inscribed in their language. With them it was still rhetoric, eloquence; with Arthur Adamov and Beckett it really is a very naked reality that is conveyed through the apparent dislocation of language11. Beckett’s own relationship with Sartre was complicated and ‘he generally found the writing style of Sartre and Heidigger to be too philosophical and

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    Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist (a person who introduces new and experimental ideas and methods in art, music, or literature.), playwright, theatre director, and poet. Best known for his play GoDot he is sometimes considered the last of the Modernists as well as the father of the Postmodernist movement due to the influence his work had on many writers. Samuel Beckett was born on Good Friday, April 13, 1906, near Dublin, Ireland. He was the younger of the two sons born to

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    What is the basic, most fundamental parts, methods, and ideals of human life and existence? Samuel Beckett’s highly viewed works try to answer this question. Beckett’s unusual and often action-less plays lead the reader on “our desperate search for meaning, our individual isolation, and the gulf between our desires and the language in which they find expression,” and determines that Beckett is a master of absurdist literature (Davies). Despite the popularity of Beckett’s works, little scholarly information

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    Throughout the works of Samuel Beckett there is an intense focus on the body both in its role as a medium of “physicalized language” (Hunka, 2010) as well as a metaphysical and philosophical catalyst or metaphor. The body in Beckett is thereby not merely a vessel for a character but a prop of its own that can be used to explore or exaggerate the themes and ideas of his plays. There is a dichotomy between the body and mind throughout Beckett’s plays and an examination of the plays Happy Days (1961)

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    Endgame By Samuel Beckett

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    The mood and attitude of Samuel Beckett’s 1957 play, Endgame, are reflective of the year of its conception. The history that reflects directly on the play itself is worth sole attention. In that year, the world was a mixed rush of Cold War fear, existential reason, and race to accomplishment (Garraty 307). Countries either held a highlighted concern with present wartime/possibility of war, or involvement with the then sprouting movement of Existentialism. The then “absurdist theater” reflected the

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    demonstrates that by finding that many of our needs can be satiated by our own selves, our friendships can be self-giving rather than needy and stagnant--and in turn, will be self-gratifying. Works Cited Beckett, Samuel. Waiting For Godot. 3rd ed. N.p.: CPI Group, 2006. Print. Vol. 1 of Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works. 4 vols

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    Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett entails more than one moral or lesson within the story. I feel that the moral of the story is up to the perception of the reader, however. It has been discussed that there is no relationship between God and waiting for salvation. However, in my opinion, I think that Estragon and Vladimir were waiting for God to “show up” for them and were unable to receive any salvation. This ties into the idea of struggling and striving for a better life while looking for some

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    In Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, light and its opposite, dark, are used to represent Krapp’s rejection of intellectual, physical, and emotional interactions for his transient comfort of the dark. He disregards these important aspects of life by using the dark as a place where he can confine his addictions, memories, and remorse. Krapp views the dark as a source of freedom and a place of work while light is synonymous of love and his previous chances of happiness. The contrast between light

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