Krapp's Last Tape Discussion Questions

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The American author Henry James's "The Beast in the Jungle" (1903) is a short story that examines the life of Marcher, a man very similar to Krapp. Compare and contrast the two protagonists' expectations of their futures and what these futures actually bring them.

In what ways is Krapp an "everyman" figure? Despite the experimental nature of the play, in what ways does it offer its audience a man who is like all men and who holds many of mankind's assumptions about the self, experience and time?

Many now-famous writers have had their diaries, journals, and letters published. Read a selection of these by a writer such as the Scottish biographer James Boswell (1740-1795) or the English poet John Keats (1795-1821) and compare their understanding and examinations of their personalities with Krapp's.

Waiting for Godot (1956) is Beckett's most widely-read play. Examine the ways that the play explores...

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