Endgame | Critical Essay by K. Jeevan Kumar

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Endgame.
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Critical Essay by K. Jeevan Kumar

SOURCE: Kumar, K. Jeevan. “The Chess Metaphor in Samuel Beckett's Endgame.Modern Drama 40, no. 4 (winter 1997): 540-52.

In the following essay, Kumar notes that chess is the underlying metaphor in Beckett's Endgame and explains the characters' inability to move, need for protection, and use of pawns as metaphors for human existence.

Samuel Beckett's drama depicts a relentless search for the central self1 or the ultimate being which remains unidentified, unseen and unattainable. Time makes this search an unending process by presenting the seeker with the illusion of being static and at the same time creating a flux, making the distinction between illusion and reality blurred. The central self which eschews the seeker is often presented in Beckett's works as a non-existent entity. In Waiting for Godot the central self that the tramps could never get...

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