"REVERBERATION OF EXISTENTIALISM IN SAMUEL BECKETT’S PLAY “WAITING FOR GODOT”"

Authors

Kanseng Shyam, Dibrugarh University, India.

Abstract

What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of it? Why human being born and die? The play “Waiting for Godot” asks numerous questions like these but answers none. Through the play “Waiting for Godot”; the playwright Samuel Beckett tries to limn human being’s afloat life through two characters “Vladimir” (Didi) and “Estragon” (Gogo). In the play; two men, Vladimir and Estragon met each other near a leafless tree. Estragon had spent the previous night lying in a ditch and receiving a beating from some unnamed assailants. Both discussed numerous issues; and they were eagerly waiting for a man, called “Godot”. They were in utter confusion and dilemma, because they never met him before and even, they had no idea whether he would show up or not. Was “Godot” a God in the play? Or he was just a common man.