Lucky Speech In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot

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Lucky´s speech is probably the most spectacular part of “Waiting for Godot”, since it presents a complete dissolution of language. But this does not mean that Beckett wrote this piece without any sense, this piece was written with intention, with structure, but it is hidden. The presence of Repetition gives a particular rhythmic sonority, with a lot of unconnected phrases that create a well-planned net to be discovered. When analyzing tge structure, the first thin that catches the attention is that it must be a challenge for the actor to perform the speech because of its length ( over 700 words), the lack of punctuation, and the apparent randomness of utterances. This monologue in particular is an attempt to reflect a “parody of scientific discource”, and this is shown by the use of expressions such as “given”, “ a result of research”, which are proper to scientific talk. (significance?) This attempt of scientific discourse establishes a…show more content…
Wee uses the phrase “wastes and pines” to suggest that ther is not only a physical atrophy, but a mental one as well. This notion is reingorced by specific examples “in spite of…the practice of sports…penicillin and succedanea…”. The word in this discourse has no value. Nihilism is the essence, mixed with the allusion of our contemporary lives, our concerns of God, Science and its studies, Health and Nutrition, and Sports; are all stated in order to appear insignificant. Beckett even makes fun of language and shows us how useless it can be. He invents words in this monologue like “athambia” and “quaquaquaqua”. He even tries to use some words that can sound vulgar, like the name “Fartov”, that sounds like the word “Fart”, and the word “Testew”, which souds like “Testes”. He also uses sentences of our culture that gives a fake certainty, such as “Acacacacademy of Anthropopopometry”, because they are given by science “without any doubt” and then finishing with “for reasons
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