Samuel Beckett 's Waiting For Godot

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Samuel Beckett was born in Ireland on April 13, 1906. Waiting for Godot was composed between 1948 and 1949 in French. The premiere was on January 5 1953 in Paris. After World War II, he wrote Waiting for Godot. In Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot, it is essential that the play is characterized by time and hopelessness. That the purpose of life is unanswerable; there is no apparent meaning to it. When first analyzing the play, there is an uncertainty if anything happens within the play or the title character’s significance because of the constant repetition without achieving answers throughout the story. Waiting for Godot captures the feeling that a situation is hopelessly unfathomable. The play characterizes hopelessness with forms that symbolize humanity and its behavior with all the characters. It emphasizes that because a human’s life is dependant on chance and that time is meaningless, reassuring that a human’s life is meaningless. The reality of this makes humans ambiguous, looking for outside forces, which may or may not be imaginary, for direction. Just as Vladimir and Estragon cling onto Godot, without knowing whether or not he or it is real. On of the play’s assumptions is that chance is the main factor behind a human’s existence. Again, leading that human life is determined by and only chance. Beckett beckons on the path of religious symbolism. Hints of Christianity are influenced in this play throughout. In fact, opening moments of the play, Vladimir…
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