International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Beckett’s Atheism in Waiting for Godot and Endgame: a Proof for Absurdism
Ashkan Shobeiri

This paper is about the Beckett’s two masterpieces in the world of literature which are the best samples of Beckettian absurdism, as well. In both Waiting for Godot and Endgame Beckett intends to represent the absurdity of his situation through the indeterminacy of religion. To do this, Beckett shakes the pillars of religious beliefs and certainties through using both logical argumentation and mocking them, as well. Whether he logically questions the reliability of the religion or mocks it as a comic relief, his intention is to draw the audiences’ attention to think about the indeterminacy of religion once more to arrive at the recognition that religious certainties are absurd, similar to our existence which is absurd.

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