Click to edit Master subtitle style6/14/11Waiting for Godot (1953)Samuel Beckett
6/14/11The modernism of Waiting for Godot•Arbitrary meanings•Fragmentation•Defamiliarization•Nothingness
6/14/11Modern 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 universe that is suddenly deprived of
6/14/11Fragmentation 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.