Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

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how is "waiting for godot" an absurd drama


hadiya n #180853
Apr 21, 2011 9:25 AM

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how is "waiting for godot" an absurd drama

what is absurdist theatre and how waiting for godot is related to it

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johannes t #168481
Apr 23, 2011 12:19 PM

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It is theatre that deals with the illogical and irrational aspects of life, to emphasize its innate pointlessness. It's time and identity of characters that are usually vague or ambiguous in such plays. It's dreamy and scary and much of the dialogue is repetitive and, well, absurd.

Waiting for Godot is the very epitome of this. Two guys are waiting for this other dude, Godot, whoever he may be. Their conversation is strained. The play takes place over two days (and they have already been waiting). The characters flow into one another and sometimes seem to shift characteristics (or hats). Moreover, the play is indeed very repetitive. The second day is a lot like the first, but absurdly enough the characters don't seem to remember that day before (creating the suggestion of an endless string of days of waiting for this Godot).

tracey c #171707
Apr 30, 2011 3:03 PM

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It seems they are waiting for someone to save them. In a sense God. They are waiting for their faith to tell them what to do next.--My opinion only

Source(s): The play waiting for godot


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