Waiting for Godot | Critical Essay by Paul Williams

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Waiting for Godot.
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Critical Essay by Paul Williams

SOURCE: Williams, Paul. “Samuel Beckett's Endgame.English Review 11, no. 3 (February 2001): 17.

In the following essay, Williams explores the rejection of God and God's works in Endgame, and underscores humankind's ability and almost eagerness to self-destruct in a nuclear era.

Endgame appears to be set after a nuclear war, although this is only suggested and never made explicit. The characters inhabit a desolate world that is ‘corpsed’ outside the walls of their dwelling, an ‘other hell’ where the earth has been ‘extinguished’. It is a barren place, where the ‘light is sunk’ and the land is immersed in a grey glow. We are told there ‘are no more coffins’ and that the ‘whole place stinks of corpses’. This points us towards the idea that humanity has...

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