WAITING FOR GODOT
Waiting for Godot is one of the works that are part of the absurd theater <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teatro_del_absurdo> depl, a theater that is characterized, among many other things, by having frames <http:// es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Weft> that seem meaningless, repetitive <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Di%C3%A1logo> dialogues and a lack of dramatic sequence. The play was written in the late '40s <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940s> by <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novelista> novelist, playwright <http:// es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Playwright>, <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%ADtico> critic, poet <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poeta> Irish < http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irland% C3% A9s> and one of the most important representatives of experimentalism twentieth century literary <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experimentalismo> <http:/ / es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Siglo_XX>, <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett> Samuel Beckett, and was published in 1952 <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952> . Waiting for Godot was originally written in French, then English translations were made by the same author.
Waiting for Godot is often perceived as a work monotonous, repetitive and devoid of relevant facts and meaning, as it is never really know who Godot, hence the reason for its name Waiting for Godot. This intentional structure of the work is intended to reflect the boredom and lack of meaning in which they are the characters own affairs <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existencialismo> existentialism, a philosophical movement that is responsible for analyze the individual sense of human life that exists. For existentialism are human beings, individually, those who create meaning and essence of their lives.
The work of Samuel Beckett <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett> is divided into two acts in which two characters are tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait beside a road for Godot, with whom he will have an appointment. The interaction of these two characters throughout the course of the play reflects the boredom and lack of meaning of life by which man can cross. The work suggests the need for the human being they are able to provide the sense of being-that which gives meaning to their existence, to justify its existence.
Is not it, Didi, there is always something that gives you the feeling of being?
(Impatiently) Well, sure, sure, we are magicians ...
(<http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett> Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. Page 32)
As to what it could achieve to justify the existence, postmodern man immediately think of money and convenience, although important and necessary in many cases fail to resolve the existential conflict in which they could be found. Individuals who go to college, have financial support from their parents, have no concern whatsoever for their food, have comfort in your home, usually found in deep internal crisis. They have no welfare more happiness. Modern man is lost in a chaotic order, by which it is responsible, but lack a sense that justifies what he does, and indeed its very existence. Given this gap, the individual seeks to haveECIDE kind of experience that gives it meaning to your life. It is precisely in those instances where men are allowed to live, often taken to extremes, certain experiences, such as gambling, sex, love, etc.. In order to get to understand its purpose, its purpose or reason for being on planet earth, And here it would be important to consider what you said at some point the author <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Author>, director <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Director>, <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compositor> composer and actor <http://es.wikipedia.org/ wiki / Actor> French <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francia> internationally known for his vision of AIDS and bisexuality <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sida> <http:/ / es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Bisexuality> on their artistic, Cyril Collard:
I discover who I am as soon as I start to drugs and unprotected sex. Because so far I've only written a biography with white pages.
(Interview with Boris Cyrulnik, the keys to happiness. Page 124)
Undoubtedly, the experience of Cyril Collard through which fails to understand their identity, and by implication, the meaning of existence, represents a clear violation of Western moral principles and precepts. In a society that promotes a certain type of order, Collard takes a contrary position, lost and rebellious with which manages to find its identity, its purpose, its reason for being, its purpose in its existence, the perfect condition to write his biography. What about Vladimir and Estragon, two tramps characters of Beckett <http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett>? two individuals located outside of a modern society dominated by work, money and progress, which in their isolation promote a desperate search that might give them some way, the feeling of existence (Truth, Didi, there is always something that gives you the sense of being). In a modern society where the idea of community, union and joint labor productivity targets, the two characters in Beckett opt for isolation and fun activities.
How time flies when you're having fun!
(<http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett> Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. Page 37)
Like Cyril Collard, the two characters waiting for Godot adopt a rebellious attitude in relation to modern society in which they try to find the purpose of its existence, but you really have clear is that Waiting for Godot.