Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot - nothing . ESTRAGON [ giving up again ]:...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Waiting for Godot (1953) Samuel Beckett
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6/14/11 The modernism of Waiting for Arbitrary meanings Fragmentation Defamiliarization Nothingness
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6/14/11 Modern crisis of meaning Post-war Post-religion Existential philosophies about humans living in a world without meaning Camus: “A world that can be explained by reasoning, however faulty, is a familiar world. But in a
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6/14/11 Fragmentation and defamiliarization The world of Waiting for Godot is fragmented and defamiliarized. The play does not ignore old structures, ideologies, or ideas, but it scrambles them into a confusing, possibly random, arrangement.
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6/14/11 The first word of the play is
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Unformatted text preview: nothing . ESTRAGON [ giving up again ]: Nothing to be done (1) This is one way the play answers the crisis of meaning. This statement of non-action resists the very idea of dramatic representation. 6/14/11 The play immediately fragments and Existential meaning Religion Time Place The play renders basic faculties useless: sight, memory, intelligence. 6/14/11 Questions we should ask about the play. What structures and ideologies can we recognize within the chaotic text? How does the plays representation of structures and ideologies work as mimesis ? Is this an accurate representation of modern life?...
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