The Bald Prima Donna

Use of Language in The Chairs And The Bald Soprano College

“Hence the need to break down the language of society, which "is nothing but clichés, empty formulas and slogans". That is why the ideologies with their fossilized language must be continually re-examined and "their congealed language ... relentlessly split apart in order to find the living sap beneath".” (Esslin) Eugene Ionesco (Theatre of Absurd), Martin Esslin

Eugene Ionesco is one of the most prominent writers and critics, whom Martin Esslin has mentioned in his Theatre of Absurd and put him equal to Samuel Beckett, in the sense that they both are the masters of language and presented absurdity in their works adroitly. Ionesco belonged to a small French town where he polished his intellectual level, spending time in understanding that the world is dirt, and it is environed by corrupt and meaningless people and their actions. He understood the reason of vain purposes in which people are involved, and in his works tries or rather say successfully furnished these thwarted attempts of men, in which they are trying to adjust themselves in the society. These futile attempts and its consequences are knitted by Ionesco in his plays with the help of the use of language. As we all know that he has got mastery in presenting language...

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