Waiting for Godot di Samuel Beckett: analisi

Waiting for Godot: analisi, tematiche e caratteristiche dell'opera teatrale di Samuel Beckett (2 pagine formato pdf)

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Waiting for Godot di Samuel Beckett.

Existentialism has the main characteristic the absurd. Jean Paul Sartre is the main philosopher of this movement, and the theatre of absurd share the 4 characteristics. Broken sentences, a lot of opposes, silences, no respect of syntax or grammar to underline the lack of communication, the absurd, the content is reflected into the language. The existentialist use a good and right language, there isn’t a fusion between words and content. Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin.
In 1928 he went to Paris and here he met James Joyce with him he formed a lasting friendship. He stayed in France. In 1940 when was occupied by the Germans, Beckett joined a Resistance group. He was a dramatist, the most important drama is Waiting for Godot.

Samuel Beckett e Waiting for Godot: riassunto in inglese


This novel represents the Theatre of the Absurd, which revolutionised drama, first written in French and in 1958 in English.The title is a first example of the inability to act. Godot is a mysterious entity, like the boy. The difficulty of communication, the subjects don’t say anything, this place don’t have a plot. Isolation with the setting, a country road with a dead tree, nobody except a couple, Pozzo, a sort of master, a richman and Lucky is a philosopher and he can’t communicate. Mutual dependence is a symbol of loneliness. The story doesn’t follow a chronological sequence of events as in the stream of consciousness there is a mix of past, present and future. There isn’t a time dimension. The structure of the play is circular. There is no ending, we don’t know if the story has an end. The choice to writing a drama and not a story, is better to represent and not to be narrated.


Temi già inseriti nella tabella. The themes are the non communication, the inability no act, lack of identity, mutual dependence and isolation. The inability to act is represented by Godot, go is movement and stop is dot, a representation of inability to act. The protagonists want go, but they still here. The lack of identity is represented by the figure of Godot, we don’t know how Pozzo is. No informations about the characters.