Waiting for Godot and the Zoo Story: A Critical Perspective towards Postmodern Civilization

  • Srinewas Prasad Yadav Tribhuvan University, Thakur Ram Multiple Campus, Dept. of English, Birgunj

Abstract

This paper is an attempt out of my living mode of experience in the contemporary society, academic learning, and my teachers’ contribution in imparting epistemological meaning of life and the world to me, to explore the implication of globalization and its different layers of deformities accelerating absurdities, challenging ethical values encompassed with existentialism, nihilism and Charles Darwin’s phrase ‘struggle for existence’, and how the plays-Waiting for Godot and The Zoo story are applicable in the postmodern society-decentring its rationality, faith, love, mutual-understanding and seeking metaphysical protection: giving birth to skepticism everywhere, to show how the contemporary civilization is on the track of Estragon and Vladimir, Pozzo and Lucky, Jerry and Peter respectively and, why the colonized Man opt best for ‘suicide’.

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2018-10-17
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Yadav, S. (2018). Waiting for Godot and the Zoo Story: A Critical Perspective towards Postmodern Civilization. Academic Voices: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 7, 55-58. https://doi.org/10.3126/av.v7i0.21371
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