Waiting For Godot And Beowulf: Fate



Reading a work of literature often makes a reader experience certain feelings.
These feeling differ with the content of the work, and are usually needed to
perceive the author's ideas in the work. For example, Samuel Beckett augments a
reader's understanding of Waiting For Godot by conveying a mood, (one which the
characters in the play experience), to the reader. Similarly, a dominant mood is
thrust upon a reader in Beowulf. These moods which are conveyed aid the author
in conveying ideas to a reader.

In Waiting for Godot, Beckett uses many pauses, silences, and ellipses (three
dots (...) used to create a break in speech) to express a feeling of waiting and
unsureness. There is a ...

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and Estragon feel as though they do while
they wait, it is essential for that reader to either understand or experience
the same feelings that Vladimir and Estragon are experiencing. Vladimir and
Estragon are waiting; waiting for Godot, to be exact; and Beckett wants the
reader to feel as if he or she were waiting also. Along with the feeling of
waiting that a reader may experience, he or she might also understand how
Vladimir and Estragon feel at times: Unsure, not very anxious to move on, and
constantly having to wait. A feeling of timelessness is even evoked, allowing
almost anyone from nearly any time to understand Vladimir and Estragon's
predicament.

Many times people may feel overwhelmed by a higher force unalterable to them.
This force may control something such as their fate. In the Anglo-Saxon culture,
a popular belief was that of fate. The writers of Beowulf may have known that
not all people believe in the power of fate. Therefore, to properly convey such
an idea as ...

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