Samuel Beckett had largest contribution in “Absurd Theater”. His play “Waiting for Godot” also belonged to the same category and was called an absurd play.
Existentialism deals with individual existence, freedom and choice. “Waiting for Godot” shows it and is called play that advocates theory of existentialism.
Deep analysis of each character; Vladimir, Estragon, Pozzo and Lucky reveals that characters are much significant in Waiting for Godot.
Themes of “Waiting for Godot”: Existentialism, nothingness, vitality of hope, sufferings, absurdity, human race, relationships, religion, waiting, ignorance
Waiting for Godot may not be a traditional tragedy yet there are sufferings in play along with comedy that forms a successful tragicomedy.
Theme of relationship reveals three relationships in “Waiting for Godot”. Estragon and Vladimir, Pozzo and Lucky, Godot and Estragon and Vladimir with.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher and author of Poetics, mentioned Oedipus Rex as ideal tragedy but numerous critics do not consider it a tragedy
Numbers of critics defined symbolic significance of the title “The Sea”. Mysteriousness is the most important symbolic significance of the title “The Sea”.
The main purpose of Oscar Wilde was to satirize the upper-class Victorian society. He has presented many other themes in “Importance of Being Earnest”.
While discussing tragedy, neither Aristotle can be ignored nor can William Shakespeare be underestimated. “Hedda Gabler” is indeed a succefful tragedy.