The purpose of human existence is highly debated and can be thought to have no meaning at all. Many people wonder if there is any significance or value to our lives. In the play Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, this idea is questioned since the play itself can be thought to have no meaning. The play centres around two main characters, Estragon and Vladimir, who are out in the middle of nowhere, waiting for someone named Godot. Throughout the play, moments of distraction and lack of focus demonstrate the meaninglessness of the characters’ lives and suggest that there may be no meaning to life at all.
“It was always hard for me to look on others” (3). All he feels he can do is run away from his problems. Crispin views himself as a week unimportant person which makes it hard for him to chance. Crispin prays to God for solutions, but is not able to able to find what he was looking for. “O Great and Giving Jesus, I, who have no name, who am nothing, who does not know what to do, who is alone in Thy world, I implore Thy blessed help, or I’m undone” (21).
In Oedipus, the uncertain vision becomes the unavoidable stairs of destiny making the characters not to realize whatever is going behind them. In Othello, the main cause of the tragedy and the uncertain vision is named as the Lago. Furthermore, Othello might manage to view what is happening but due to the ‘hot blood’ does not allow him. Oedipus is very careful and is trying his level bets to stop the investigation even if it causes him much consequence. In other words, Othello takes a step without doing a proper investigation and later never listens to a given reason.
The Penguin Dictionary of Theatre defines the theatre of the absurd as-”The Theatre of the Absurd diagnoses humanity’s plight as purposelessness in an existence out of harmony with its surroundings. Awareness of this lack of purpose in all we do produces a state of metaphysical anguish which is the central theme of the writers in the Theatre of the Absurd. The ideas are allowed to shape the firm as well as the content: all semblance of logical construction, of the rational linking of idea with idea in an intellectually viable argument, is abandoned, and instead the irrationality of experience is transferred to the stage”. The polarization and the lack of connectivity between the world and the self is part of the philosophical premise out of
Battles mainly focusses on the depiction of the characters, and assumes that a lack of cultural framework is one of Kipling 's major point of criticism on Empire. “[N]atives and English stare at each other across gulfs of miscomprehension” (Battles 341). Strickland and his companion do not understand the happenings. For them, “the affair was beyond any human and rational experience” (Kipling 301). They have their suspicions but are afraid to say it out loud, as it would not correspond to their ideologies.
The two poems contain complimentary warnings with Prufrock’s being in real time and the Hollow Men’s coming after the decline of humanity. In Prufrock’s love story, we see the consequences of indecisiveness in the context of one man: the realization life has been purposeless and devoid of meaning. But the Hollow Men’s cautionary tale depicts the effects of societal inaction and indecision: a world devoid of reality and meaning with its whole population bound up, blind and immobile. The men failed to use their voices and now are mute. They failed to use their eyes and now are blind.
They do not have the courage to look into the abyss, and break the routine of their meaningless lives. Malte, however, is in search of something else, something that he does not know, and is beyond his reach but excites him the most. The daily meaningless routine seems absurd and uninteresting to him. He wishes to look beyond the perceived, beyond what he already knows. He might not be able to understand it yet but the pursuit of knowledge in itself is
Solipsism is a philosophical belief that states only one 's own mind exists. Therefore, anything outside of the realm of one 's existence is uncertain. In multiple plays, Shakespeare 's characters are driven to explore truths they are given on their own accord. They rarely encounter the crux of the issue directly, so they run around the problem instead. For example, in Much Ado About Nothing, Claudio can prevent the majority of the play from happening if he asks Hero to explain what he saw in his window.
It is even worse than to find entertainment in sin, because you are not doing anything. There is no title to their life and no reason for them to live. They are a bored creature and do not contribute to the human evolution and growth. How could we all be his “brother” though if this is the type of bored he is referring to? While Not every part of our life feels like we are moving toward our goal, so we may be impatient.
This shows how the speaker lacks the accessibility to act against or communicate with the planners. Thus, since the speaker is unable to put across his opinions directly to the planners, he feels at a loss as to what to do and can only accept the process. Furthermore, since there are only two words in each sentence, it makes the sentences resound and concise. Hence, it gives them a finality, suggesting that there is no denying the power and actions of the planners. There seems to be no room for change of this vicious cycle where the planners do as they please, continually