International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Samuel Beckett’s Absurdism: Pessimism or Optimism?
Ashkan Shobeiri, Azadeh Shobeiri

This article is an analytical review of the argumentative issues of pessimism and optimism in two of Beckett’s supreme representation of the absurd, waiting for Godot and Endgame. Inasmuch as some famous Beckettian critics have found optimism and happiness rather than pessimism and despair through their intuitive and subjective approach to the absurdity of Beckett’s literary works, this survey is a review of the subjectivity of their interpretation against an objective study with a feasible analysis which helps to substantiate the matter of pessimism and despair in Waiting for Godot and Endgame.

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