meaningless and that our existence is comprised entirely of our actions; we must acknowledge that our lives occur while we are waiting for our inevitable deaths. Mrs. Dalloway and Waiting for Godot both exemplify through their characters that human life and experiences are comprised of the small moments in which we are collectively waiting for something.This idea of waiting for something is essential to the human experience because many existentialists of the eras, in which these stories were written
characterized by various authors from various genres of literature with a self-conscious break with the conventional way of writing in prose, plays, and poetry. The major modernist works of Samuel Beckett’s, “Waiting for Godot,” poem by T. S. Eliot “The Waste Land,” the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf and “The Cannibalist Manifesto” by Oswald de Andrade, could present various themes that characterize the modernist literature including the absurd, alienation, and dislocation in society as
unjust alike c. Symbolically i. rain is clean—a form of purification, baptism, removing sin or a stain ii. rain is restorative—can bring a dying earth back to life iii. destructive as well—causes pneumonia, colds, etc.; hurricanes, etc. iv. Ironic use—April is the cruelest month (T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland) v.
work from the list below or another novel or play of comparable literary merit. The Age of Innocence Henry V All the Kings Men The Mayor of Casterbridge Anna Karenina The Merchant of Venice The Autobiography of An Ex-Colored Man Mrs. Warren’s Profession The Awakening Père Goriot Billy Budd The Picture of Dorian Gray Crime and Punishment The Plague Faust Poccho Fences The Scarlet Letter The Glass Menagerie Silas Marner Great Expectations