Comparing "Waiting For Godot" To "Hollow Men"

Life is occupied by waiting. In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Becket
presents the suffering of the human condition. Godot is about two beings
who talk about nothing, experience the drudgery of life, complain that they
do not do anything, meet a few people, think about hanging themselves, and
then do it all over again. The existentialist style by Godot is comparable
to T.S. Eliot's works. Eliot's Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and Hollow
Men are about the tormenting cycle of life and death. The connection among
these three works is that people want to and should do so much, but they do
Waiting for Godot takes place in a rural area, with just a tree in
the background. The two ...

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place, same time. They consider leaving, but do not. The
second act is almost an exact repeat of the first, but Lucky and Pozzo have
fallen upon hard times. Pozzo has become blind and pathetic, and Lucky has
become dumb. This change in events is a direct point of life being
terrific one moment, and worthless the next. Godot never shows up. The
play ends with the two considering to go somewhere, but they do not.
The similarity of this play to Eliot's poem is remarkable. Eliot's
Love Song is in the first person point of view, and this person refers to
you, who is probably a woman. It is about a man who want to do so much -
be with pretty woman, make something of his life. His flaws are many,
though. He realizes he is getting balder and more wrinkled. His prowess
with women is deteriorating and this disturbs him. Life is going away and
he is no Prince Hamlet. So he does nothing, and that is the major flaw.
He just lets life suck everything from him and take away ...

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