"All humans are members of the same body Created from one essence"

"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Monday, 14 February 2011

"EndGame" by Samuel Beckett

I have enjoyed reading and rediscovering again after so many years Samuel Beckett's play!

Beckett had the desire to express the alienation, fragmentation, and isolation of the artist and culture, but with a different purpose! Not to restore order, but to celebrate the chaos!

Beckett's "Endgame" shows a world that is almost "post-human," an apocalyptic world in which humanity is reduced to its lowest point and the isolation and disconnectedness is excessive.

His four characters (Clov; Hamm, Nell, and Nagg) have little personality or notion of self, as well as no sense of time or the past.

I can feel that the comedy of Beckett brings a profound unhappiness and pointlessness of the lives of people described on stage. But they are indeed an absurd and grotesque representation of humanity.

There is a purpose behind the chaos and a lot of meaning to be found in nonsense and disorder.

Postmodernist writers celebrate the fragmentation and they focus on the disruption of the former ideologies and beliefs that no longer support or function in current culture.

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