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Why You Should Read 'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett

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Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, where he tends to illustrate absurdity through creating ridiculous repetitive events and silly characters.


Absurdism as a philosophical belief considers that human beings’ existence is chaotic and meaningless. And if humans try to find meaning in their lives, they will face conflicts with the universe and their surroundings.

Samuel Beckett’s play begins in nowhere and still in nowhere until the end. Also, time is not defined, which denotes the absurdity of time and space.
The characters are also presented as silly as their repeated actions. They perform in a futile and meaningless way, and they wait for the unknown or the one who never comes, which portrays a sad and hopeless image.

The play prominently emphasizes on emptiness and boredom experienced by the characters to show time as a non-valuable term. Moreover, the nothingness makes the characters raise some existential issues and discuss death and suicide as non-sensical terms.
Waiting for Godot is an ironic and futile humorous tragedy that you must read.

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