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Absurd Identities or the Identity of the Absurd in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
Absurd Identities or the Identity of the Absurd in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Author(s): Andreia-Irina Suciu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: text; discursive strategies; Waiting for Godot; metatheatre; intertextual force of language.

Summary/Abstract: Modern identities within the text and of the text have been shaped from the perspective of the new society of consumption, through the perspective of the estrangement of the individual and through an upgraded Darwinian theory of the survival of the fittest. The modern individual has to find his way in a modern space which has no individuality for the dramas of man are the same anywhere, in a time in which man seems to have forgotten his past, lost any perspective upon the future and he seems to be living in an ever lasting, repetitive now while using a language which communicates but never perlocutes. Our paper aims at presenting few of the devices through which a paragon of the theatre of the absurd, Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, manages to render all these aspects while equally puzzling and infuriating readers and spectators alike.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 115-139
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English