Nihilism In Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot Analysis

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Nihilism in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot ' T.Nandini Department of English ABSTRACT Martin Esslin writes very lucidly about how the theater of the absurd works like poetry rather than narrative. Traditional narrative drama tells a story, develops dynamically. The characters grow and change before our eyes, and that is the point of the story-to reveal that growth, that change. We reflect on why it happened, what it implies, how we relate to it ourselves, what it means. But the theater of the absurd doesn 't aim for traditional narrative because it rejects such narratives as too artificial, too contrived. The world isn

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