“Waiting for Godot” as a Perfect Example of Theater of Absurd

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Theater of Absurd is referred to such plays that portray a bleak and depressing picture and their style act as a medium to convey this particular impression to audience. Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is an absurd play with existentialist thinking that relates to an idea that human life lacks any meaning or purpose and humans dwell upon a world, which is either indifferent or hostile towards them. There are no familiar conventions like clear plot, understanding dialogue and realistic characters, thus it helps the audience to see the absurdity of a world displayed before them. We can see this in this play in which characters are misfits engaging into abstruse and complex dialogues without any logic. Let me give you an excellent example of such dialogue through Lucky’s monologue:

I resume alas alas on on in short in fine on on abode of stones who can doubt it I resume but not so fast I resume the skull to shrink…”

This confirms the play is a masterpiece example of “Theatre of the Absurd.”

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