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Week 7  Outline Lecture 19: Finding Meaning in the Absurd  I) Samuel Beckett’s  Waiting for Godot a) Problem of Time in Modernity  i. Fragmentation of time  ii. Compression of time  b) The Dissolution of Time i. Time as one endless, repetitive cycle  1. sense of temporal disorientation  a. no clear distinction of past, present, and future -Patso “Have you not done tormenting me with your cursed time?” There is no  difference between birth and death (time just dissolves).  -Beckett reminds us that the modern era, that time that ties in with existence and  time has dissolved. -nothing of consequence happens  -Trapped where we are powerless to live or die  -powerless to live because they cannot free themselves from their entrapment (or  each other); neither of them can move on from each other; experience   -The play dramatizes the passing of time itself  -Gogo and Didi try to make meaning out of their lives 
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